Investing Basics
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Investing Basics

Chapter 1: Building liquid savings

Why pay penalties to use your own money? Keep some liquid and even earn interest at the same time.

Chapter 2: Certificates of deposit

Get paid to let someone else use your money! CDs offer a fixed rate of return for a specific amount of time.

Chapter 3: Investing in bonds

Bewildered by bonds? Troubled by Treasuries? We've got you covered -- from savings bonds and beyond!

Chapter 4: Fixed-income investing

They're not sexy, but diversifying your portfolio can be: annuities, permanent insurance and bank loan funds.

Chapter 5: Savings with tax breaks

Uncle Sam wants you -- to save money. And he'll give you a break on your taxes in a tax-advantaged account.

Chapter 6: Banking institutions

Banks, thrifts and credit unions -- here's some information on how to decide where to park your cash.

Chapter 7: Bankrate's resources

Looking for the safest banks and best rates? Bankrate gives you the tools to make a wise choice.

Chapter 8: Investing in metals

There are many ways to invest in precious metals. Before buying, determine the best method for you.
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