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Life Situation Financial Data Pam, 43 Monthly income = $4,900 Josh, 45 Living expenses = $4,450 3 children, ages 16,14,11 Assets = $262,700

Life Situation Financial Data

Pam, 43 Monthly income = $4,900

Josh, 45 Living expenses = $4,450

3 children, ages 16,14,11 Assets = $262,700

Liabilities = $84,600

Emergency Fund = $5,000


With three dependent children, the Brocks are assessing their life insurance. Pam has $5,000 of coverage. Josh has life insurance coverage equal to approximately eight times his annual salary.


With approximately 20 years to retirement, Pam and Josh Brock want to establish a more aggressive investment program to accumulate funds for their long-term financial needs. Josh does have a retirement program at work. This money, about $110,000, is invested in various conservative mutual funds.


In addition, the Brocks established their own investment program about four years ago, and today they have about $36,000 invested in conservative stocks and mutual funds. In addition to their investment program, the Brocks have accumulated $11,000 to help pay for the children's college educations. Also, they have $5,000 tucked away in a savings account that serves as the family's emergency fund. Finally, both will qualify for Social Security when they reach retirement age.


Question: Describe an investment portfolio (asset types, allocation, risk-return) that you would recommend for the Brocks.

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