Friends, you input was so appreciated when I struggled through a first post, etc and I thank you in advance if you give consideration to my Q. I'm finally all over to Vanguard and this is what I did. If you think part needs cleaned up... here goes. I'm 41, wife 38, 3 kids. Debt on a car at 0%. Assets all now at Vanguard are: emergency fund 9K in money market.
My salary 42,500 - wife stays at home
30K in taxable in tax managed balanced 50/50 stocks to bonds (.12) This is for anything like downpayment, emergency, etc. Not an account I'd like to lose a lot from or take too much risk with.
Traditional IRA 27K in ETF's (first thing I did so may be the ugliest): Reit, $1900; small cap,$400; sc value 450; Total Bond, 5300; TISM, 6700; TSM, 12.3K... the small cap stuff was just for the heck of it, the rest of it was to be 80/20 4 fund lazy portfolio.
My Roth 61K in Target Retirement 2030 80/20
Wife Roth 11K Target Retirement 2030 80/20
401k 9K (10% Wells Fargo Small Co Growth) 1.02; 10% Vanguard extended market inst .12; 20% VG inst. index fund .04; 20 %VG Int. stock index inst. .13; 40% VG total bond index inst .07)
My employer also has a home equity fund in my name with around 9K at 80/20 stocks to bonds.
The kids have 3 small utma accounts in life strategy 80/20 funds.
I will have a pension through my work along with social security (for what it's worth). Apart from the utma's, I have about 36K in bonds in those accounts. Should I be scrapping the etf account and going with a more 60/40 allocation with that account to get heavier on bonds? Or am I ok to relax after the chore of moving away from the former managed portfolio? Thanks for your time. SS