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  • Investing: Use funds to invest in bonds

    Many investors buy individual bonds rather than putting their money into bond funds. For now, those investors are crowing about the steady income they're earning. They'll continue to get those payouts, they say, regardless of what foolishness erupts in...
  • What should I do now?

    After Ben Bernanke hinted in May that the Federal Reserve will probably slow down its bond buying, both the stock and bond market suffered major losses. Even gold and other commodities fell significantly in value. The stock market has recovered, but...
  • What you need to know about the debt ceiling

    What you need to know about the debt ceiling
    Until recently, the markets largely ignored the political jockeying over whether to raise the federal debt ceiling, figuring there's no way Congress would purposely default on the nation's obligations and potentially throw the U.S. economy into another...
  • Bonds away! How to protect against rising interest rates

    When investors look back at the spring of 2013, they may say it was the moment when the bond market finally shifted and a new trend of higher interest rates emerged. It appears that the long-awaited reversal of the bond market has begun. In early May, the...
  • Giving the gift of education

    With the holiday season in full swing, many grandparents and other relatives are wondering how to make gifts earmarked for education. There are a myriad of options, and selecting the best one for your family depends on your circumstances. Section 529...
  • Lessons from Detroit

    On July 18, Detroit filed for Chapter 9 federal bankruptcy protection. At over $18 billion in liabilities, it is the country's largest-ever municipal bankruptcy case. Although there have been rampant accusations of financial mismanagement and...
  • Finding lost savings bonds and other unclaimed property

    According to the Department of the Treasury, 25,000 payments are returned to it every year as undeliverable. In addition, billions of dollars in savings bonds have stopped earning interest but haven't been cashed. Many bonds have been lost, stolen or...
  • Gold is a hedge, not a substitute for a diversified portfolio

    In times of great volatility in the stock and bond markets, interest spikes in commodities such as gold. Indeed, ever since the global economic turmoil began more than four years ago, gold has had quite a run. As of December 7, the year-to-date return was...
  • Investing: Savvy market moves to make now

    Time to get in the game. After a blistering 20-percent run since last November, the market is due for a pullback -- and summer is the time of year when we often get one. Still, those who've been waiting for a big decline to commit to stocks have so far...
  • Coping in a low interest world

    A reader writes: "My CD is maturing next month. What are my alternatives in this low interest world?" I field this question at least once a week and all I can think is, "Pity the poor saver!" To boost the economy, the Federal Reserve has been slashing...
  • Investing: Focus on the Kiplinger 25: FPA Crescent

    At FPA Crescent, manager Steven Romick can invest almost anywhere in the world and in nearly any kind of asset. That includes the standard fare -- stocks, bonds and cash -- and some not-so-typical investments, including currencies and subprime home loans....