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What is your age and asset allocation ?

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im currently looking at my AA. Going over this past year and reviewing my reactions to the ups and downs. Im prob way to conservative for my 60 years of age. Im currently 68% Fixed, 20% Equity and 12% cash. I dont mind being somewhat conservative in that financially im well off and I know its an individual "comfort, sleep at night " thing.. But.. still curious how people are deciding whats right for them...Thanks..
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51 yrs old, 78% equities 22% bonds. Retirement in 15-18 years. Basically I am following the Vanguard asset allocation for target date fund 2035-2040 but doing it myself. And yes your asset allocation is extremely conservative even for retirement.
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I am 51. Wife is 59.

I will retire in 0-4 years. Wife will retire (again) in 0-4 weeks.

Currently 45/55 stocks/bonds.

Was 66/33 in 2008, discovered that was too aggressive for us (but we never sold during the crash - see my join date - thanks Bogleheads!), went to 50/50 around 2010-2011, and 45/55 beginning of 2020 (before Covid was on the radar)

Will stick with 45/55 or 40/60 until wife starts collecting Social Security, then may move back to 50/50.
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34 (wife same age); we are 100% equities — or 95% / 5% if including emergency fund.
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Age: 49

AA: 60% US equities / 20% Int equities / 20% Bonds.

I've started cutting back from 30% Int (10% to up Bonds to 20%) and removing REIT from my IRA (it's in the ROTH now).
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50 years old
60\40 with 25% of stocks in international and a small\mid cap tilt.
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Almost 59 and still working. My AA is set by having 20 years expenses beyond pension in bonds/cash (31%) and the rest in equities (69% and 40% of that international).
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44.

75% stock market - 100% equities
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Me: age 66 and retired; 55% stock and 45% fixed income (including cash).
DW: age 71 and retired; 21% stock and 79% fixed income (including cash).

Combined: 35% stock and 65% FI.
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62 years old
48% US stocks, 12% international stocks, 40% US fixed income.

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35 y.o. 100% stocks excluding emergency fund (then 75/25)
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48 yo, 82% stock indices (voo, spy, vti), 15% individual stocks, 3% cash, no fixed income
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Age 44; 40% US equities 27% international equities and 33% bonds
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low/mid 50s couple 79% equities and 21% bonds (80:20 target)

Always been aggressive, stay the coursers. We were 100% equities until a couple of years ago.

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51 and 49. 70/30 for 4 or 5 more years, then 60/40.
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64 and 59 here, still working. We were 90/10 for a long time and went to 60/40 couple years ago, probably forever.
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Age 30 100% stocks, 85% US, 15% Internafional
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Age: 48
AA: 60/40 stocks and bonds. 20% international.

Invested in bonds for first time beginning in 2019.

Current expectation is to retain this allocation for the foreseeable future.
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54 and 70/30 forever. One caveat - I will cash out enough to pay off the outstanding mortgage at 64, one year before retirement, which will make my overall risk profile lower. At that point, I will have 5 years left on a 15. I have two teen daughters and a younger spouse, so I am investing not only for my time horizon, but theirs as well.
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64 and DW 66 - no debt and currently 35% stock, 62% bonds and 3% cash. Gliding up to 50/49/1 when we both are on SS.
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Currently, age+4 in bonds, but it's a static allocation and will slowly change. Doing a bond umbrella in early retirement.
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67, retired. 30% stocks, 70% fixed income. Stocks 20% international. Fixed income is total bond index, short-term TIPS, I-bonds, high-yield(?) savings accounts.
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54

45% US, 16% International, 32% bonds/bonds-like (almost all stable value), 7% cash
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50 years old.

Currently 70% stocks and 30% bonds; have thought about moving to 75/25 but will likely hold at 70/30 for foreseeable future.

About 35% of stocks are international.
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Me 49/Wife 45.

65% equities (split 75%US/25%Intl) 35% Total Bond. Plan is to rebalance to 60%/40% at 50.

@ 40x fixed expenses saved, and no debt, including home.
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I like this thread as it’s helpful to see the different approaches and glide paths for middle and late career posters.

33yo. 90/10 in the portfolio, or 83/17 if including emergency fund.
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poppa23 wrote: Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:06 pm im currently looking at my AA. Going over this past year and reviewing my reactions to the ups and downs. Im prob way to conservative for my 60 years of age. Im currently 68% Fixed, 20% Equity and 12% cash. I dont mind being somewhat conservative in that financially im well off and I know its an individual "comfort, sleep at night " thing.. But.. still curious how people are deciding whats right for them...Thanks..

I believe there's a general rule of thumb, and that's all it is, that your minimum equity level at any age is 30%. I'm at 45/55 and retired 9 years.
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rkhusky wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:28 am Currently, age+4 in bonds, but it's a static allocation and will slowly change. Doing a bond umbrella in early retirement.
What is a bond umbrella?
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Age 59, Wife 60.
Main Portfolio is 60/40
Besides that, we have a TIPs/Ibond ladder set up to last 15 years, starting at age 70 to supplement Social Security, after which we'll consider a SPIA to carry us the rest of the way.

Because of the TIPs/Ibond ladder, we are considering bringing the Main Portfolio up to 65-70% stocks at some point in the future.

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student wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:59 am
rkhusky wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:28 am Currently, age+4 in bonds, but it's a static allocation and will slowly change. Doing a bond umbrella in early retirement.
What is a bond umbrella?
Sounds like a bond tent, but maybe it's rounded. :P
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I'm 36 and my wife is 29, we are 100/0 which does not include a sizable cash EM
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56 years old and plan to work another 7 years. 70% equity, 30% bonds (intermediate investment grade and short-term investment grade). Equity is split 70/30 domestic/international (Total Stock Market and Total Int'l Stock Market.). I was 80/20 until I was about 50. I plan to ratchet down the equity 1% per year over the next 10 years and probably keep it at 60/40.
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Just started investing a month ago from my inheritance on a monthly basis.
25% US total stocks 25% international total stocks and 50% short term corporate us bonds.

After covid will switch to 65% stocks 35% bonds

I am 30 years old.
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54 and 52. retired 54/46 drifting up to 60/40 which we plan to hold through retirement.
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49/43 couple, we are around 83 stocks / 17 bonds. Target is closer to 80/20 and once some dust settles at work for both of us at work and we know what the next couple years look like, we will start a glide towards 60/40. We have a so-so pension that will come close to covering half expenses if we wait until 67 to start drawing.

About 20% of our stocks are in taxable, and that will grow over the next few years as we put more into taxable than tax deferred. So I feel pretty good about bridging the gap from early-ish retirement to drawing pension to drawing social security.

We are pretty aggressive, but our history is positive during downturns of not taking any action besides buying stocks non stop.
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Age 72, 60 stock 40 bond/cash
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44

60% US, 20% foreign, 12% bond, 8% cash
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45/43 couple. 70% stocks/30% bonds, with the stocks split 62/38 US/International. 1 year living expenses in our emergency fund. We plan to retire in 5-10 years depending on how the health insurance situation evolves in the US. Our IPS calls for a glide to 60/40 at the time of retirement, then a return to 70/30 for legacy/charitable giving purposes once I start drawing my pension.
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dcabler wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:01 am
student wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:59 am
rkhusky wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:28 am Currently, age+4 in bonds, but it's a static allocation and will slowly change. Doing a bond umbrella in early retirement.
What is a bond umbrella?
Sounds like a bond tent, but maybe it's rounded. :P
Thanks.
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Age - 43

Cash - 11%
Equities - 55%
Bonds - 34%

My aim is for invested assets to be at 60/40, and as of 8/31 they're at 61/39, so pretty close to what I want. Right now my invested assets exceed my "retirement number" for a 3% withdrawal rate, so I'm not overly concerned about my cash position (although it is higher than my LT plan). I would have retired earlier this year if not for some family medical issues.
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About 60.
Our target is to hold 70/30.
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34yo. 75/25, probably 70/30 if I count my EF.

Economy makes me want to buy more bonds, interest rates makes me want to buy stocks. :oops:
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48 years old

Stocks - 97% (no international)
REIT - 0.5%
Bond - 0.5%
Cash - 2%
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I'm 44.
Asset Allocation for long-term investments is 60% Stocks 40% Bonds. The stocks are roughly globally weighted per VTWAX. The bonds are weighted US vs Intl according to Target date funds.
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25 - 93/7 but looking to go 100/0 + cash emergency fund.
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43 years old. Married, no pensions.

70% stocks / 30% bonds

2/3rds of this in a Vanguard Target date and my international component (for my entire portfolio) is whatever Vanguard has in there.

My personal taxable is 75/25 and my overall AA adjusts itself slowly as the target date fund glides.
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Ages: soon to be 52/53 - no debt.

80/20 - most of the 20% is in CD's or HYSA (misnomer).

Once retired (planning 59.5) pensions and farmland income will fully meet our spending needs.

The 80/20 portion will only be needed for discretionary spending so we are being somewhat aggressive with this portion.
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We are 65+ Retired
*What works for us so far.
Allocation 35/55/10 (index only)
Hybrid LMP Per Bernstein
Assets diversified (R/E) outside of the market as well.

Pluses:
Sleep factor
De-risking, minimizing volatility (choice of underlying funds)
No pensions so this structure works
Low fund costs
Long term hold with minimal rebalancing = less stress
Zero debt

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Ages: Both of us are 70 and fully retired.

50% stocks, 7% of which is international, 48% bonds, 2% cash. More or less following Otar's advice that at 50/50 you can't go too far wrong. Pensions and Social Security meet all our expenses.
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68 years old

52% equities (of which 30% international)
43% fixed income
5% cash equivalents
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