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Author: ayduda Big red star, 1000 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 19224  
Subject: Re: inflation proof bonds Date: 10/4/2000 4:42 PM
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i am retired(70 yrs old)& just received 14k+ windfall.i have low tolerance for risk.i have more money than i need for living(expenses) and about 120k in conservative investments(mutual funds-vanguard)and ileft 300k in my companys 401k plus some cd,s and my house(paid for).all told 675 to 700k.my question:your opinion on VANGUARD inflation proof bond mutual fund or treasury inflation proof bonds?thank you.

You should consider inflation indexed savings bonds. The regular inflation protected bonds or TIPS can cause tax problems. Basically you are taxed on the inflation increase in the principal even though you do not receive it.

This does not occur with ISavingsBonds. You are only taxed when you cash them. More information at
http://www.publicdebt.treas.gov/bpd/bpdhome.htm

The savings bonds are currently yielding 7.49%. They will set a new rate on Nov. 1.

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