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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 December 31, 2017

FUND NAME SYMBOL % OF
PORTFOLIO
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MAX LOAD EXPENSE RATIO
BondDoubleLine Total Return Bond NDLTNX15%3.44%3.44%2.47%2.71%—%none%0.72%
StockFMI International**FMIJX1515.4515.459.4411.32none0.91
BondPimco Income DPONDX108.228.226.256.038.83none0.79
StockT. Rowe Price Dividend GrowthPRDGX2019.3219.3210.8814.838.51none0.64
StockVanguard Equity-Income InvVEIPX2018.3818.3811.0214.658.73none0.26
StockVanguard Health Care InvVGHCX1519.6119.617.0417.6811.73none0.37
BondVanguard High Yield Corporate InvVWEHX57.047.045.485.116.82none0.23
   10014.4914.498.1311.526.43 0.58
** 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).