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  • Are Bonds a Safe Investment for You?

      

    Almost overnight, bonds have become the new haven for people looking for safe investments. But this much ballyhooed investment may not offer all the safe harbor you think it does. A look at the...

  • Savers still facing low interest rates

      

    Savers are getting the short end of the stick while it remains a borrower's paradise thanks to low inflation and the Federal Reserve's refusal to raise interest rates. Normally, a serious bout...

  • Stock market jitters worry investors

      

    Are you among those investors who ran to bond funds for safe harbor when the stock market went topsy-turvy? Those who did so generally saw nice rewards from making the move. But there is a hidden...

  • Clark's No-Giftcard Gift Certificate

      

    Clark can't stand gift cards! He'd rather you give cash so your friends and family never have to hassle with expiration dates, fees, limited choices or rules. Next time you give cash for...

  • Series I bonds are a good deal -- for now

      

    Are you unhappy with the low interest rates on savings and CDs? There's an option from the federal government that could temporarily earn you close to 2 percent on your money. In the past, I've...

  • Are bond funds a safe investment?

      

    A lot of investors consider bond funds a safe harbor in their retirement portfolio, not subject to the volatility of the stock market. But Clark has some words of warning about this hot investment...

  • How To Build Your Financial Future

      

    In this special web-only feature, Clark talks one-on-one with you, providing his best strategies for securing your financial future.

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  • Bonds offer better returns on your savings

      

    Savers are griping about the low interest rates on savings accounts and bank-issued CDs. Well, the federal government has a solution that will pay you almost 5% on your money!

  • Municipal bonds offer both hazard and opportunity for investors

      

    Do you know what bonds are? Bonds are where you're kind of like the bank lending somebody money. When you buy savings bonds, you lend money to the federal government. With corporate bonds, you...

  • British con artist sentenced in discount bonds scheme

      

    RIP-OFF ALERT: A British man named Robert (Rodney) Tringham stole $7 million from unsuspecting investors by pretending to be a renowned European banker with a method to make big money by...