Need help building your investment portfolio? Get Rich Slowly gives us The Lazy Way to Investment Success with tips on how to build your investment portfolio using index funds. Example:
The Couch Potato Portfolio from Scott Burns
* 50% â€” Vanguard 500 Index (VFINX)
* 50% â€” Vanguard Total Bond Market Index (VBMFX)
This two-fund portfolio from financial columnist Scott Burns may be the simplest way to achieve balance. Itâ€™s an even split between stocks and bonds, and should appeal to those investors who are both lazy and risk-averse.