Table of contents
Chapter 1: Building liquid savings
Chapter 2: Certificates of deposit
Chapter 3: Investing in bonds
Chapter 4: Fixed-income investing
Chapter 5: Savings with tax breaks
Chapter 6: Banking institutions
When it comes to investing, most would-be Warren Buffets sparkle at the thought of hot stocks that double overnight and penny stocks that turn into bundles of bucks. But here at Bankrate.com, we start with the first rule of careful investing: Don't lose money.
When it comes to low-risk investing, that means fixed income. It means bonds and certificates of deposit, money market accounts and mutual funds, annuities and savings accounts.
It means finding a bank where you can park your money without paying for the privilege, and getting a little interest while you're at it.
It means properly setting up your CD portfolio and deciding which type of bond is best for you.
After all, you worked hard for your money. Now you can learn how to make your money work hard for you.
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