tips on building a portfolio

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% — Vanguard 500 Index (VFINX)
* 50% — Vanguard Total Bond Market Index (VBMFX)

This two-fund portfolio from financial columnist Scott Burns may be the simplest way to achieve balance. It’s an even split between stocks and bonds, and should appeal to those investors who are both lazy and risk-averse.

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