Questions tagged [short-term]

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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'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 ...
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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 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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We're taking a sabbatical in less than two years. Ideas for investing money until then?

My wife and I are planning on taking a sabbatical year off in 2016. We are following a path of 6 years of working very hard, 1 year rest and reflection, repeat. I realize this is not suited to all, ...
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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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Withholding for unexpected Short-Term Capital Gains and Penalties

Every year, when paying my taxes, I typically get a small amount back from the Feds, and usually pay "less than $400" to my state. However, within this 2016 year, I unexpectedly made a large amount ...