Find out how to buy bonds. This tutorial covers bond features to consider before buying, prices, and the transaction costs involved.

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Bonds issued by our federal government are the topic of this tutorial. They include Treasury bonds, agency bonds, and more.

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Learn more about savings bonds -- those simple investments that have long been a staple among Americans.

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Bonds are not as flashy as stocks, but they are useful, low-risk, and quite reliable. Let's look at some major types of bonds.

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Find out what makes bonds issued by state and local governments different from other types of bonds. Learn why municipal bonds are issued and how they are taxed and insured. You will also find sections defining the two main types of municipal bonds: general obligation and revenue.

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Learn how bond income is taxed. There are rules for savings bonds, municipal bonds, US government bonds, and discount and premium bonds.

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Annuities are a popular way to guarantee a stream of income in retirement. Let’s look at how they work.

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Deposit accounts can be an integral part of your financial planning toolkit, despite offering low returns. Let's find out why.

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A simple and straightforward investment, the CD is always popular among people looking to park their money.

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This tutorial examines mutual funds that invest in short-term government and corporate debts.

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In this tutorial, you will learn about a special type of government bond created to combat the danger of inflation.

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Read about how and why money market deposit accounts can be a very effective part of your portfolio.

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Once you understand how annuities work, you may want to study the risks that are part of this investment option.

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Learn what it means for an annuity to be deferred. Also learn some strategic considerations for investing in deferred annuities.

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Learn what it means for an annuity to be fixed. Also learn some strategic considerations for investing in fixed annuities.

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If you are 62 or older and need money, a reverse mortgage is an option to look into. While originally oriented toward the lower-income among us, more recently others have come to see reverse mortgages as a means to their financial ends. In this course, we will learn how they work, how to qualify for one, and whether you should get one.

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This tutorial explains how some investments can be converted from one type of security into another.

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If you are looking to generate regular payments from your investments, then you will want to know how to invest for income.

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Learn what it means for an annuity to be variable. Also learn some strategic considerations for investing in variable annuities.

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