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How to buy short term and ultra short term bonds

I wanted to know how an individual can buy a short/ulta short term fund? Do i directly approach the agent/broker and deal through them? Like for example , if i want to buy Franklin templeton's short ...
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What are the risks to using a tax-free bond fund for short term savings (1-2 years)?

I'm saving some money, probably for a down payment house, and I'd like it to earn a bit more return than it would just sitting in cash. I max out my Roth 401(k) and my Roth IRA, so any additional ...
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Considerations for holding short-term reserves?

About 20% of my income comes in at the beginning of each year from being a business owner. For the past few years, I've been keeping reserves needed to hold me over to the next year in a money market ...
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How should somebody just starting their career begin investing for short-term goals? [India]

I am young, just started my career, and looking to begin investing so I can make my money work for me. I know there are two types of investments: short term and long term. Could anyone provide some ...
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Why do short-term term deposits and GICs pay more than longer ones?

ING Direct is currently offering 2.5% interest for a 90-day GIC, 1% for 180 days, and 1.5% for 270 days. What would be the advantage of locking my money in for longer if I'm just going to get paid ...
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Where to invest proceeds from home sale to be used to buy new house within five years?

My wife and I have just sold our house (mortgage was paid off) in the city we lived previously. We're currently renting because we're not sure if we're going to remain in our new city. At some ...
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Short-Term Credit for College Payments

I'm in somewhat of an odd situation w.r.t. my college tuition payments. My school bills me half of the annual tuition amount before every semester. However, my college funds are in an annunity that ...
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Professional investment planning for small net-worth individual in bearish market

I would like to find an investment planner that can help me achieve moderately aggressive growth when the stock market is expected to go down. Perhaps he would use shorts and other more short-term ...
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What are some good options for getting a short-term personal loan?

What good short-term personal loan options are there, for someone who will soon have ability to pay them off? (I'm looking for names of institutions, like "X lending company", Wells Fargo, etc.) I'm ...
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Short term savings

I want to save about €1500 ($2000) in 5-7 months and then take out the money and buy something specific. There is a pretty low probability that I should need some of it during the first 4 months, but ...
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Where do short-term traders look for the earliest stock related news?

While I'm no short term trader (or even a day trader), I imagine it is of high importance to these people that they hear about significant stock related news as early as possible. This would allow ...
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Do US banks lend your money to foreign banks during the weekend while you cannot make withdrawals?

I was told by an economics teacher once that banks take advantage of the weekend being closed to deposit on hand cash in foreign banks, specifically Mexican and South American banks. The lending bank ...
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Are there any catches to a bank's offer of 0% convenience checks?

My bank has sent me these 0% APR checks for years and I recently find myself in a situation where it would be useful. I have a lot of wedding expenses which will not be a problem in the long term (6 ...
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Lower risk short-term investment during periods of low interest rates

I've been reading about the basics of personal finance and most resources suggest investments based on benefits that don't seem to exist when interest rates are as low as they are. For instance: I've ...
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Where can I invest for the Short Term and protect against Inflation?

I am looking to open some short term savings accounts (Emergency fund, Car fund, etc) that I want to have liquidable, but I may not necessarily touch at all from month to month. I am very worried ...
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What is the best way to invest short term without losing principal?

My wife and I were planning to buy a house this year, but the plan fell through, so right now we are sitting on the money that we saved towards down payment and renovations (prior to now money was in ...
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What choices should I consider for investing money that I will need in two years?

I have around 100k in cash that I would like to put to work. Property I've heard breaks even after 3 years, so this is not an option. I do not know enough about the stock market to want to gamble ...
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Investment strategies for young adults with entrepreneurial leanings?

I just graduated with my Masters and I'm working at my first job (in the US). Luckily enough, I don't have much in terms of student loans (primarily because my undergrad was completed in India). As ...
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What's the best short-term investment plan?

Say I have a small sum of money, which I have no use for for the following 6-12 months. I don't want to invest it in index funds, because these have a non-negligible risk of decreasing in this time ...