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richcobbs wrote: <my parents are 79yrs and have several accounts earning a whopping 4% interest. We went to a dean whitter broker who recommended a variable annunity. It is very hard to get investment info. for elderly. Please help we have an appointment next week. Are there any good books or advice for secure but decent return investments? >

They might consider buying T-bills, or T-bonds. These are not insured by the US government. They ARE the US government. yields are 6-7%. STAY AWAY from brokers. You can buy T-Bills directly from your area ... Don't remember how I found it, but it's available on the net. Likely some one here will jump in and help.

p.s. My parents wouldn't change from their CD's if Hell froze over. Sigh. I tried.
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