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20 December 2008
Cash investors can put their money in U.S.Treasuries or passbook savings accounts to earn less than 1 percent annually.Another alternative is to open a CD with a cash-poor bank, and log returns in excess of 3.5 percent.
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31 October 2008
Not all banks are teetering on the edge of financial collapse.In fact, many are humming right along with a business-as-usual mentality.
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19 September 2008
A regular savings account is hardly the safest choice.A standard one with a major U.S.bank today brings a 0.2 percent annual interest rate.But inflation is running amok at 5 percent.
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22 June 2008
Callable CDs offer higher rates than traditional CDs; but before you pounce, know the risks.
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11 April 2008
There are a variety of techniques to learn if you're going to invest in the stock market.Whether you take a fundamental or technical approach depends on whether you have a short- or long-term horizon.
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20 November 2007
Bank failures don't happen often, but they do happen.If you have your savings tied up in certificates of deposit, make sure you understand how FDIC insurance protects you and your money.
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14 May 2007
If you're looking for a financial tool that doesn't carry a high degree of risk, money market mutual funds are an ideal choice.Structured to be highly liquid and a stable investment, they're an integral part of many investors' portfolios.
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3 May 2007
Asset allocation makes a huge difference when planning for retirement.A well-diversified portfolio can help you minimize risk and take advantage of the ups and downs of the stock market.
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26 October 2006
If you have cash in a savings account that you don't need for a while, consider depositing it into a certificate of deposit (CD).The interest rate will be higher than in a savings account.Remember, where savings are concerned, interest is the name of the game.
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