bonds

Finding Alternative Fixed Income Investments

By |September 28th, 2017|

Although the 10 year treasury yield has come off the lows from earlier this month the returns for fixed income investments are still lackluster compared to historical norms. The yield the 10 year government bond in the U.S. is only about 2.24%. Canadian investors have to accept an even lower return of 2.11%. But […]

What Are the Major Types of Bonds?
  • What Are the Major Types of Bonds?

What Are the Major Types of Bonds?

By |October 14th, 2016|

The following post was originally published on Wealthminder

This is the second segment in our three part series on bonds.  If you missed the first segment, you may want to read “How do bonds work?” first.  There are many ways one could break down the bond market, but fortunately there is a relatively small set of […]

How Do Bonds Work?
  • How Do Bonds Work?

How Do Bonds Work?

By |October 5th, 2016|

The following post was originally published on Wealthminder

When I talk to individual investors, I often find they have a much better understanding of what stocks are and how they work than they do of bonds.  To help with that, we’ve developed a three part series on bonds.  Bonds have their own unique vocabulary and there […]

Investing 101: 3 Things You Should Know about Bonds
  • Investing 101: 3 Things You Should Know about Bonds

Investing 101: 3 Things You Should Know About Bonds

By |August 17th, 2016|

The following post was originally published on Debt Free Guys

This is our fourth post in our Investing 101 series. See the whole series here.  types. 51 percent of Americans didn’t save for retirement in 2014. Their reason for not investing? They didn’t know enough about investing to invest. We hope to help fix that with […]

How to Safely Invest Throughout Your Lifetime
  • How to Safely Invest Throughout Your Lifetime

How to Safely Invest Throughout Your Lifetime

By |February 24th, 2016|

Your parents may have taught you the value of a savings account when you were a child. Money sitting in a piggy bank won’t accrue interest unlike a solid savings account. Investing as an adult is a critical pathway to building wealth, but many people don’t understand this concept. In fact, they may not […]

5 Safe Investment Tips for the First-Time Investors
  • 5 Safe Investment Tips for the First-Time Investors

5 Safe Investment Tips for the First-Time Investors

By |February 15th, 2016|

What would you do if you become a millionaire all of a sudden?

Ask this question to ten people. I bet nine would give you the most cliched replies that they’ll use the money to go on a vacation trip, to buy an expensive apartment or to dine out in lavish restaurants.

Only a handful would […]

Puerto Rico Barely Avoids Default
  • Puerto Rico Barely Avoids Default

Puerto Rico Barely Avoids Default

By |December 4th, 2015|

Puerto Rico scrambled to free up enough money to stave off a default earlier this week on a $355 million debt payment, according to Reuters. In an unprecedented event the archipelago announced a plan that would take money from one group of bondholders to pay another. This sounds somewhat like a ponzi scheme but […]