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A debt instrument issued for a period of more than one year with the purpose of raising capital by borrowing. The Federal government, states, cities, corporations, and many other t ... Read more

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9 Tips for Safeguarding Your Accounts (1 of 9)

by Katie Adams

Use a brokerage account to invest in brokered CDs.
By opening an account with a brokerage firm you can invest in brokered CDs. These are typically CDs with large denomination ...

Bond vs. Stock

Bonds and stocks are two of the most common types of assets purchased by investors and most portfolios include one or both. The two investment vehicles are very...

Difference Between The Money Market and The Capital Market

In order to understand what the differences between things are you first need to understand what each of the items is. In this case before you can understand th...

Week 7: The Fool-Proof Guide to Taxes

It is now time for Week 7 of your Personal Finance Resolution, which brings us to everyone’s favorite topic: taxes.In case you missed one of our newslette...

Ruminations on Term Insurance as an Investment

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Introduction to Commodities and How to Invest Wisely

Find out the details about commodities, including how they are traded, and what types of commodities are commonly traded. Read the rest of Introduction to Commo...

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