Category Archives: Cash alternatives

Short-term Treasurys: Even more attractive now.

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Back in early July, I wrote an article suggesting a strategy of staggering purchases of short-term Treasurys to boost your gains on cash holdings. I raised this idea because yields on Treasury bills (often called T-bills) … Continue reading

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Don’t go ballistic over the way TreasuryDirect reports I Bond interest

Confusing? Aggravating? Of course, but also correct. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com I’ve had several communications recently from readers who are new to U.S. Series I Savings Bonds and freaking out by the apparently low interest payments reported so far on … Continue reading

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Looking to put cash to work? Consider short-term Treasury bills

13- and 26-week Treasury bills are an ideal way to maximize yield on your short-term savings. Here’s how to get started … By David Enna, Tipswatch.com When you get to be a certain age, cash becomes a lovely thing. Anyone … Continue reading

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Ready to invest in I Bonds for the first time? My advice: Act quickly

May 2, 2022 update: Treasury holds I Bond’s fixed rate at 0.0%; composite rate soars to 9.62%. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Over the last year, U.S. Series I Savings Bonds have transformed from a little-noticed, quaint mom-and-pop investment to one … Continue reading

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Want to ‘double dip’ your I Bond purchases? Act fast.

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com U.S. Series I Savings Bonds are one of the nation’s most talked-about investments of 2021, especially now that their inflation-adjusted interest rate has surged to 7.12% at the November 1 reset. Glowing articles have been popping … Continue reading

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