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Fund FNMDX Franklin NextStep Moderate A VSMGX Vanguard LifeStrategy Moderate Gr Inv STFBX State Farm Balanced  
100% 89% 85%
Annual Fees
(1.15% Exp. Ratio)
(0.14% Exp. Ratio)
(0.13% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 4.19% annual return
$24,196.70 $32,824.86 $32,923.61
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$8,628.15 +$8,726.91
As of 9/30/16
3 YR --
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 10.26%
3 YR 6.24%
5 YR 9.30%
10 YR 5.28%
1 YR RETURN 10.72%
3 YR 7.61%
5 YR 8.87%
10 YR 5.81%
The investment seeks the highest level of long-term total return that is consistent with an acceptable level of risk. The fund is a "fund of funds" meaning that it seeks to achieve its investment goal by investing its assets in underlying funds (i.e., other mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs)), including underlying funds managed by Franklin Templeton as well as those managed by unaffiliated investment managers. The fund will seek to maintain a target exposure, principally through investment in underlying funds, of 60% to equities and equity-related securities and 40% to debt securities.
The investment seeks capital appreciation and a low to moderate level of current income. 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 common stocks and 40% to bonds. 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.
The investment seeks long-term growth of principal while providing some current income. The fund invests approximately 60% of its total assets in common stocks, and ordinarily limits its common stock investments to no more than 75% of its total assets. Although there is no restriction on the size of companies in which it may invest, ordinarily most of its common stock investments are in companies with market capitalizations of at least $1.5 billion at the time of investment. It ordinarily invests at least 25% of its total assets in fixed income securities, including investment grade bonds issued by U.S. companies and U.S. government and agency obligations.

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