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Bonds: 10 Things You Need to Know
Investing for Income

Bonds: 10 Things You Need to Know

Bonds can be more complex than stocks, but it's not hard to become a knowledgeable fixed-income investor.
July 22, 2020
12 Bond Mutual Funds and ETFs to Buy for Protection
ETFs

12 Bond Mutual Funds and ETFs to Buy for Protection

Bond mutual funds and ETFs have run up during this tumultuous year, but many can still shield investors from future volatility and stock losses.
July 22, 2020
The 11 Best Closed-End Funds (CEFs) for 2020
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The 11 Best Closed-End Funds (CEFs) for 2020

Even the best closed-end funds (CEFs) don't get much media play. But they deliver results and typically high distributions - and that's what matters m…
January 14, 2020
2019 Stock Market Holidays and Bond Market Holidays
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2019 Stock Market Holidays and Bond Market Holidays

Is the market open today? Here's a look at what holidays the stock markets and bond markets take off in 2019.
December 23, 2019
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The 7 Best Bond Funds for Retirement Savers in 2020
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The 7 Best Bond Funds for Retirement Savers in 2020

Negative yields and an inverted yield curve have flashed danger signals for bonds. The best bond funds for 2020 will avoid trouble while earning decen…
December 10, 2019

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Best States to Retire 2018: All 50 States Ranked for Retirement
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Best States to Retire 2018: All 50 States Ranked for Retirement

We rank all 50 states for retirement from the best state to retire (South Dakota) to the worst state to retire (New York). Where does your state rank …
July 1, 2019
The 20 Best States for Your Retirement
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The 20 Best States for Your Retirement

People approaching or just starting retirement may have plenty of life experience under their belts, but many are enjoying at least one brand-new feel…
June 17, 2019
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The 5 Best Vanguard Funds for Retirees
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The 5 Best Vanguard Funds for Retirees

April 18, 2019
The 7 Best Bond Funds for Retirement Savers in 2019
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The 7 Best Bond Funds for Retirement Savers in 2019

Bond funds are for your “safe” money.
January 2, 2019
Know These 3 Things Before You Invest in a Fixed-Indexed Annuity
annuities

Know These 3 Things Before You Invest in a Fixed-Indexed Annuity

To evaluate whether a FIA is right for you, you need to understand how you'd make money on the investment, how the insurer profits and how and at what…
December 7, 2018
The 8 Best Income Funds for a Scared Market
mutual funds

The 8 Best Income Funds for a Scared Market

If 2017 was the year without fear, 2018 feels like the year of … well, fear.
May 30, 2018
Investments to Replace Bonds in Your Portfolio
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Investments to Replace Bonds in Your Portfolio

If you're looking for safer diversification after the fallout from Brexit, check out these options.
August 9, 2016
9 Top Free Sites for Income Investors
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9 Top Free Sites for Income Investors

Five years ago, Kiplinger’s turned to longtime investment writer and in-house income guru Jeff Kosnett to launch a newsletter designed to steer income…
March 19, 2016
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4 Bond Portfolios for More Income, Less Risk
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4 Bond Portfolios for More Income, Less Risk

Choose the right well-diversified collection of bond funds for you.
March 3, 2014
7 Annuity Mistakes to Avoid
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7 Annuity Mistakes to Avoid

Annuities guarantee lifetime income, but they can be complex and expensive.
June 21, 2013