I Bonds Are Paying 9.62%, What’s The Catch?

The US Government introduced Series I Bonds (the “i” is for inflation protection) in 1998 as a way for individuals to protect their savings and keep up with inflation. Until recently, most investors didn’t have much incentive to pay attention to I Bonds. They are cumbersome to purchase, limited in denomination, and have certain restrictions.

Quarter in Charts – Q2 2022

“The Circumstances” So far this year, investors have experienced a dramatic increase in interest rates and sustained high inflation, coupled with a decrease in both stock and bond prices not seen in half a century. All of this while the US continued to add jobs and public companies increased profits at a steady pace. Below

Q1 2022 Quarter in Charts

We just completed Science Fair season in our house – whew! Finley (age 12) tested different ratios of Corn Syrup to Sugar to determine the optimal recipe for homemade marshmallows (I take all the credit for the title: “Who Wants S’more Marshmallows?”) Going into the project, she had no idea which recipe would make the

Quarter in Charts – Q4 2021

Rising prices seem to be at the top of everyone’s mind. From Social Security recipients wondering if the cost of living adjustments will keep up their actual expenses, businesses and employees wondering how to factor in wage increases, or everyday consumers struggling to keep their energy and food costs under wraps. Congress even joined in with concerns. Last week at the Senate Banking Committee meeting, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told lawmakers,