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Are Target-Date Funds Right for You?

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David Dierking is a freelance writer focusing primarily on ETFs, mutual funds, dividend income strategies and retirement planning. He has spent more than 20 years in the financial services industry and his background includes experience in investment management, portfolio analytics and asset/liability management at both BMO Financial Group and Strong Capital Management. He has written for Seeking Alpha, Motley Fool, ETF Trends, ETF Daily News and Investopedia and was also included in the panel for’s “101 ETF Investing Tips from the Experts”. He has a B.A. in Finance from Michigan State University and lives in Wisconsin with his wife and two daughters.

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