Great Funds to Own in Retirement

New retirees with decades ahead of them still need a growth-oriented mix of stocks and bonds.

Retiring is a major milestone, but when it comes to your investing strategy, leaving behind the 9-to-5 grind shouldn't alter your mindset too much. "When you retire, virtually nothing has changed," says Tim Courtney, chief investment officer at Exencial Wealth Advisors in Oklahoma City. "You still have the same life expectancy, though you're a little bit older, and you still have to make that money stretch over the rest of your life."

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Stacy Rapacon
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Rapacon joined Kiplinger in October 2007 as a reporter with Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and became an online editor for in June 2010. She previously served as editor of the "Starting Out" column, focusing on personal finance advice for people in their twenties and thirties.

Before joining Kiplinger, Rapacon worked as a senior research associate at b2b publishing house Judy Diamond Associates. She holds a B.A. degree in English from the George Washington University.