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The 20-year portfolio
Is it possible to invest so you won't have to change anything for 20 years? It's worth a try.
February 24, 2004: 9:55 AM EST
By Jason Zweig, MONEY Magazine

NEW YORK (MONEY Magazine) - Invest for the long term. That's what everybody always says we all should do. But if it's such a great idea, how come nobody seems to do it?

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