How Retirees Can Get Above Average Returns From Their Bond Portfolios

2018-06-02 20_28_54-Where the light come from photo by Agathe Marty (@agathemarty) on UnsplashThe author of today’s article outlines how retirees – or any bond investor – “can construct a portfolio of bonds whose total return will almost certainly be higher than the average of those individual bonds’ yields.” How does one accomplish this? By bond laddering – and while you are probably familiar with the concept of bond laddering, you may not be familiar with how “unexpectedly good” a bond ladder’s total return can be. For more, CLICK HERE.

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Funding Your Retirement With “Mailbox Money”

2018-06-02 20_25_18-Cute piggy bank photo by Fabian Blank (@blankerwahnsinn) on UnsplashToday’s article highlights how, in the search for stable and predictable retirement income, some people are choosing to “be the bank”: “As an alternative to a 401(k) account or investing in the stock market, they become private lenders for people who are investing in real estate. And just as borrowers send monthly payments to a bank or mortgage company to repay the loan, these private lenders receive a monthly check in the mail as repayment with interest – mailbox money.” What are some of the advantages of “being the bank” and becoming a private lender for real estate investors – and what kind of return can this generate? CLICK HERE.

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