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Kiplinger 25 for College: 6-10 years away

May 2016

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Kiplinger 25 for College: 6-10 years away

Reach your investing goals using our favorite no-load mutual funds.
 70% Stocks |  30% Bonds | 


 Data through October 31, 2018

FUND NAME SYMBOL % OF
PORTFOLIO
YTD
RETURN
1-YR
RETURN
3-YR
RETURN
5-YR
RETURN
10-YR
RETURN
MAX LOAD EXPENSE RATIO
BondDoubleLine Total Return Bond NDLTNX15%-0.47%-0.4%1.51%2.46%—%none%0.72%
StockFMI InternationalFMIJX15-7.25-7.075.125.86none0.91
BondData not foundPONDX10none
StockT. Rowe Price Dividend GrowthPRDGX203.597.1511.1510.7612.93none0.64
StockVanguard Equity-Income InvVEIPX20-0.883.5410.049.5912.1none0.26
StockVanguard Health Care InvVGHCX155.057.445.512.0515.1none0.38
BondVanguard High Yield Corporate InvVWEHX5-0.13-0.134.794.289.58none0.23
   1000.132.136.317.347.76 0.5
** Closed to new investors. # Closed to new investors; other share classes are available.
r Maximum redemption fee charged when you sell shares. s Front-end load; redemption fee may apply.
— Fund has not existed for the specified time. Source: Morningstar, Inc..

When there’s time left to be aggressive, but not wildly so, this portfolio trims the total stock allocation to 70%. The 30% stake in bond funds should boost income and overall portfolio stability.

This package is ideal for building up a tuition fund for a kid with Ivy League stars in his eyes. Or you can use it for other goals — say, an approaching retirement in a decade (or a bit sooner).