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Hi FC,

I'm currently saving money for (among other things) shorter-term goals such as buying a house or condo. I hope to make this purchase in the 1-3 year range.

Right now, the $ I'm saving for this purpose is going into an ING acct that is earning me 3%. It's been suggested to me that I could also look into buying bonds or bond funds (Vanguard), but none of these look like they return a significantly higher %age than my ING acct within my time range. Am I missing something?

Also, where would you put the money if you were in my situation? Thanks for any help.

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