A bond ladder has advantages over a bond fund or ETF. The shorter the time span in which you will liquidate your bond holdings, the more valuable it is.
Detailed steps and screenshots for how to buy Treasuries on the secondary market without a fee at Fidelity, Vanguard, Charles Schwab, and Merrill Edge.
Consider investing in TIPS for inflation protection after maxing out I Bonds. They have no purchase limit, and you can invest through a mutual fund or ETF.
A long box spread can be a good alternative to buying a Treasury note or a CD if you don’t screw up your order. Here’s how to do it at Fidelity.
If your child is close to college age, consider Colorado’s CollegeInvest Stable Value Plus 529 Plan for the attractive yield and the principal guarantee.
A CD special five years ago beat investing in a bond fund as expected.
You have several good options for your maturing CD. All have their own merits. You can’t go too wrong.
A case study of a whole life policy as a tax-free investment vehicle with no stock market risk.
It’s not hard to transfer part of your IRA from a mutual fund company to a credit union to buy CDs.
Bonds had surprisingly good returns in the first half of 2014. However, you are still better off in CDs.
2013 was a great year for investments. S&P 500 grew more than 30%. See why it was bad for investing.
Vanguard long-term muni bond fund offers a much higher yield with a duration not that much longer than that on the intermediate-term fund. What gives? Is it a free lunch?