I am interested in I bonds and Tips and have read I think every post.But, I must be missing something.Sooner or later you are going to use the proceeds of say your I Bonds.EX fixed 1% + average inflation 4% = 5% Now 5% - (Fed tax 20% bracket) 1% = 4% which is equal to inflation.You preserved your capital thats all and in some cases by changingyour tax bracket or the fixed rate or inflation you lose some ofyour capital.I know I have left out some of the steps such as tax protection untilused but I can't see where that will change things much.As I will admit this is my first attempt to understand fixed income investments as I have been in stocks/mutual funds. Which after some close scrutiny may not be much better Ha!Pappys
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