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Cmoney

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Vanguard funds: asset distribution?
« on: April 13, 2016, 09:33:22 AM »
Another newbie post, and I know this topic is pretty old at this point...but at risk of beating a dead horse, I just maximized my 2015 contribution in my Vanguard roth and plan to do 2016 next week.  I still have about 35 years until retirement.  What are everyone's current suggestions, particularly pertaining to international/emerging market exposure?

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Re: Vanguard funds: asset distribution?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2016, 09:36:14 AM »
I go 55% Total Stock Market/25% Total International/20% Total Bonds in my Vanguard accounts.

Keep it simple - particularly if you don't have enough to meet fund minimums, the all-in-one target date or life-strategy funds are still pretty cheap.

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Re: Vanguard funds: asset distribution?
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2016, 02:31:06 PM »
Keep it simple - particularly if you don't have enough to meet fund minimums, the all-in-one target date or life-strategy funds are still pretty cheap.
+1

E.g., VTTSX.

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Re: Vanguard funds: asset distribution?
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2016, 03:11:43 PM »
Do you have other investment accounts?  401k?  Other Roth IRAs (if married)?

Cmoney

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Re: Vanguard funds: asset distribution?
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2016, 07:56:42 PM »
Do you have other investment accounts?  401k?  Other Roth IRAs (if married)?

Not at the moment, I'm just starting out with all this

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Re: Vanguard funds: asset distribution?
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2016, 08:03:46 PM »
I personally try to match global equity markets. I do that by investing in VXC and VCN in Canada, but I couldn't help but put 10% in VCN for some home bias. VXC tracks US, International developed and emerging markets making it easy for me. Not sure if there is a US version of this fund, probably a US fund and then another that tracks all International. Split 50-50 or thereabouts. Jack Bogle the ol man himself suggests sticking with US only. All roads lead to Rome and all that, just pick one and stick with it.

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Re: Vanguard funds: asset distribution?
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2016, 11:00:26 PM »
Keep it simple - particularly if you don't have enough to meet fund minimums, the all-in-one target date or life-strategy funds are still pretty cheap.
+1

E.g., VTTSX.

Thanks for the tip, VTTSX looks like a great option.