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Three ideas:

One, buy individual bonds. That way it don't matter what happens to the overall bond market. You'll get your return. Down side is potential individual bond risk and do you have enough money to be diversified.

Two, buy CDs instead of bonds. Less risk and get close to the same yield.

Three, buy dividend paying stocks. Especially those that increase their dividends each year. Google Dividend Champions and Dividend Achievers for ideas.

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