A hedge for Inflation
Some of you may remember that I touted the virtues of I-bonds back in July. Now CNBC finally sees my wisdom:
Sweating inflation? This risk-free bond pays 7.12% for next six months (cnbc.com)
Also note that you can buy up $5000.00 in paper bonds if you get a tax refund. Finally, note that boring old EE bonds are still guaranteed to double if held for 20 years – that works out to be a 3.5% rate of return (considering that a regular 20-year Treasury only pays 1.87%).