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Retirement Savings Options

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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Retirement Savings Options

Guaranteed Investment Contracts GICs for short, guaranteed investment contracts are fixed-income contracts issued by insurance companies as an investment option for 401(k) retirement plans. Another, more common, name for GICs is “stable value funds.” Like Certificates of Deposit, only tax-deferred, GICs pay a fixed-interest rate for a specified period of time (e.g. 3 to 5 […]

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Two Ways To Protect Yourself From Inflation

Friday, November 19, 2010

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Two Ways To Protect Yourself From Inflation

Hi NeedMoney fans, I’ve recently discussed ways to protect yourself from mortgage modification scams and from identity thieves. Now, I’d like to convey some advice relating to how to protect yourself against a more insidious enemy — inflation. Should inflation rise, the actual value of the majority of your investments — especially fixed income — […]

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