Note: The following is a whole bunch of words with very little financial payoff in the end. But, if you're into stuff like this, it still might be mildly interesting. Series I Savings Bonds became very popular a couple of years ago with the surge in inflation, and many folks moved some money into I … Continue reading Series I Bond Arbitrage
Category: I Bonds
Taking Another Look at T-Bills
I've written before about some ways we have tried to have our savings keep up with (or at least close to) inflation. One thing I didn't list was bond mutual funds, which often are considered a fairly safe place to put money that will typically earn better-than-a-savings-account yields. That's because at the time of that … Continue reading Taking Another Look at T-Bills
What’s In My Portfolio?
A while back I read How I Invest My Money, a fairly short book that is comprised of 25 financial "experts" describing how they invest their money. It was interesting to see the different perspectives and rationales, so I thought it might be helpful (to somebody?) if I shared my1 portfolio. I look at our … Continue reading What’s In My Portfolio?
How to Help Your Savings Keep Up with Inflation
Most people have a savings account. Sometimes folks have that savings split into different "buckets", perhaps money set aside for future specific purchases (a car, a new furnace), for contingencies (car repairs, an appliance breaks), or more generally as "emergency savings". By its nature, "savings" is different than "investments", because you generally want to take … Continue reading How to Help Your Savings Keep Up with Inflation