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Asked by victor piediscalzo
Answered by Tracy Scott Burke, CFP®, ChFC® in Harrisburg, PA
Victor, Thanks for your question. Some type of a tax-deferred retirement account would likely be best in your situation in lieu of bank savings. If you have acces...
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Asked by Lynn
Answered by Alex Bentley, Financial AdviserPRO+ in Pacific Palisades, CA
Your risk should be reflective of your age, your investment horizon and your risk tolerance. There is not one easy formula to determine what your risk should be. Cer...
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Asked by John
John, the best way and the easiest way to describe a zero coupon bond is - It is a bond that is sold under its face value, meaning at a discount. however when it matur...
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Asked by Gina
Answered by Martin Leclerc, Financial Adviser in Bryn Mawr, PA
For all practical purposes, it is important to know that there are essentially 2 kinds of risks associated with bonds: interest rate risk and credit risk. Interest...
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Asked by Lynn
Answered by Michael Hoffman, RFC, CLU, ChFCPRO+ in Grass Valley, CA
Lynn, a triple tax free muni bond is one that avoids, 1-federal tax, 2-state tax and 3-local taxes. To benefit from all 3, you may need to reside in the locality of t...
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Asked by Kathleen
Answered by Tracy Scott Burke, CFP®, ChFC® in Harrisburg, PA
Bonds are rated by several ratings agencies and each have their own method. AAA-rated (sometimes A3) are the best rating followed by AA, A, BBB, BB, B, CCC, CC, C. S...
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Asked by Michael
Answered by Alex Bentley, Financial AdviserPRO+ in Pacific Palisades, CA
The major downside risks for investing in bonds are credit risk and interest rate risk. This is true of all bonds, not just tax free bonds. Credit risk needs to be e...
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Asked by Lynn
Answered by Steve Stanganelli , CFP®, CRPC® in Amesbury, MA
Mutual funds are a tool for investing. And like all tools they're not good or bad but you'll be better served if you use them correctly. First, the basics: A mutual...
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Asked by Lynn
Answered by Tracy Scott Burke, CFP®, ChFC® in Harrisburg, PA
Hi Lynn, Rebalancing your 401(k) is a good idea. As an example, assume your 401(k) has an initial asset allocation of 50% stocks/50% bonds. If the stock market do...
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Asked by Erin
Answered by Prateek Mehrotra, Financial Adviser in Appleton, WI
Bonds work a bit differently than Stocks. As a Bond owner you will receive periodic interest payments that are generally fixed and the principal amount at maturity. Th...
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