Category Archives: Cash alternatives

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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I Bond’s fixed rate holds at 0.0%; composite rate soars to 7.12%

Treasury also maintains EE Bond’s doubling period at 20 years By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The U.S. Treasury just announced the November 2021 to April 2022 terms for U.S. Series I Bonds and EE Bonds, and there were no surprises. Both … Continue reading

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Want inflation protection? Be wary when the fund salesman calls.

The Lord Abbet Inflation Focused fund is a mixed-bag short-term corporate bond fund, not a typical TIPS fund By David Enna, Tipswatch.com I have an elderly friend (she’s 90+ years old so I think it’s OK to call her elderly) … Continue reading

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T-Mobile Money: A weird (but insured) way to earn 1% on your cash

And here’s the thing: You don’t need to be a T-Mobile customer By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Back in mid-February, my cellphone carrier T-Mobile sent me an intriguing email about what seemed to be a new service offering: T-Mobile Money, an … Continue reading

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