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I couldn't get the complete draft into a single post (I think too long for TMF). Made me think, it might be better to have as sub-sections, anyway. The problem is, having an FAQ that imply links to separate posts for the sub-sections could cause problems down the road, when old posts get archived. This problem can be solved if, say once a year, someone copies and reposts all of the sections and updates FAQs with links. Obviously, updating and improving the sub-sections, or adding other sub-sections, would also be in order.

Anyway, this is my last hurrah with them. I'll leave it to 2Old to edit and post final draft as FAQs.

Here's how I would do the actual FAQ as links to sub-section (using just created links).

The topic of bonds and “fixed-income”(or “principal preserving”) investments and savings is very broad, on the same order of talking about “stocks” as a single topic. Therefore, we have sub-divided the FAQs into several sections, linked below.

Part 1: Introduction. Conceptual issues, key terminology, overview of investment and savings options and risks, including discussion of “interest” and “interest rates.”

Part 2: Savings Instruments. “Principal preserving” savings options that are “cashed-in” not traded, including savings accounts, money markets, CDs, and US Savings Bonds (EE-bonds and I-bonds), plus a discussion of “emergency funds,” for which these generally are considered the preferred choices.

Part 3: Tradable Bonds. Bonds that can be traded, including Treasuries and TIPS, Investment Grade and High Yield Corporate Bonds, Mortgage Securities, Zero-Coupon Bonds, and Tax-Exempt Municipal Bonds (“Munis”).

Part 4: Bond Funds (including closed-ends funds and term-trusts).

Part 5: Fixed and Inflation-Adjusted Annuities.
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