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TLSHX TIAA-CREF Lifestyle Conservative Advisor

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Fund TLSHX TIAA-CREF Lifestyle Conservative Advisor VSCGX Vanguard LifeStrategy Cnsrv Gr Inv  
100% 88%
Annual Fees
(0.55% Exp. Ratio)
(0.13% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 3.45% annual return
$23,452.24 $26,612.91
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$3,160.66
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 7.87%
3 YR 5.00%
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 8.84%
3 YR 5.67%
5 YR 7.35%
10 YR 4.92%
The investment seeks long-term total return, consisting of current income and capital appreciation. The fund is a "fund of funds" that invests in Institutional Class shares of other funds of the Trust and potentially in other investment pools or investment products. It generally seeks to meet the fund's investment objective by investing: (1) approximately 40% of the fund's assets in equity underlying funds and (2) approximately 60% of the fund's assets in fixed-income underlying funds. It may deviate from these target allocations by up to ten percentage points depending upon current market conditions and outlook.
The investment seeks current income and low to moderate capital appreciation. The fund invests in other Vanguard mutual funds according to a fixed formula that reflects an allocation of approximately 60% of the fund's assets to bonds and 40% to common stocks. Its indirect bond holdings are a diversified mix of short-, intermediate-, and long-term U.S. government, U.S. agency, and investment-grade U.S. corporate bonds; mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities; and government, agency, corporate, and securitized investment-grade foreign bonds issued in currencies other than the U.S. dollar (but hedged by Vanguard to minimize foreign currency exposure).

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