Not both of them will be that age after five years; and it is likely that they will still be living then.Marseille07 wrote: ↑Fri Mar 31, 2023 1:08 pmEven something like VGSH can take 5 years to recover. They'd be 85 at that point. If I were them, I would simply hold CD, MMF or HYSA.secondopinion wrote: ↑Fri Mar 31, 2023 12:19 pm Shorter-term bonds are probably a good idea, but I would not keep them that short.
VGSH is at an average duration of about two years because it only holds up to three years maturity, if I remember right. And what kind of drop can actually happen that is meaningful? If a 5% loss or so is going to ruin their plans, why are they holding stocks? If VGSH is going to be too risky, then there is a far larger problem that exists.