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6 Safe Places to Invest Your Money

It might be tempting at times to dig a hole in your backyard and bury your savings, even when the stock market is on a rally these days. But if you pick safe places to invest your money, you’ll know at all times how it’s performing for you.

Stocks Pull 401(k) Plans Down A Little

The average 401(k) balance fell from $91,800 at the end of March to $91,100 by the end of June, according to Fidelity Investments, a Boston-based mutual fund company.

Budget Fight Delays I Bond Calculation

The federal government shutdown has made it harder to predict how much Series I Savings Bonds will pay over the next six months.

Bill Gross Says Interest Rates Will Remain Low Next Year And For Decades To Come

The renowned bond fund manager doesn’t think we’ll see short-term interest rates increase by even 1% by the end of 2014.

Moving IRAs Involves Some Tricky Details

A signature stamp is often required on the paperwork you submit to brokers and mutual funds when you want to transfer an IRA to a bank.

Wall Street Needs A History Lesson

I’m always amazed how little Wall Street ever learns from the past.

I Bonds Will Pay 2.2% Over Next 6 Months

In a move that should surprise exactly no one, the U.S. Treasury today set the fixed rate at 0% on all Series I Savings Bonds sold today through October.

Corporate Demand Notes Aren’t For Me

I sometimes question whether I’m too attached to federal deposit insurance, particularly for short-term investments.

Lead Narrows In I Bond Vs. CD Rates

It looks like Series I Savings Bonds will pay a bit less beginning next month. But they remain a better option than all but the best local and credit union CD rates.