June 23, 2018, 6:00 AM
Dear Mr. Berko: My husband is an engineer with a secure job. I run the household, take care of our 12-year-old son and two dogs, make all the investment decisions for our retirement, and pay the bills. We’re both 44. Our objective is long-term growth, and we have $53,000 to invest. I’m darn tired of reading Barron’s, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal and other financial publications. I’m sick and tired of following and reading research reports and charting and keeping current on our portfolio of 28 stocks, which is worth $339,000. It’s frustrating when I try to make a decision about holding or selling some of them. And I’m darn tired of searching the many investment options to replace a stock I sold or to invest fresh money. There are thousands of exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, mutual funds and individual stocks. It’s mind-boggling. Do you have any recommendations?