TIPS: defense against imperfect inflation

Published: August 2021 I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about how Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities or “TIPS” work in this type of environment, so I thought I’d write a quick article about it. In this fairly inflationary environment of late, people are curious about how to protect their money and naturally TIPS seems like […]

The Tax Tips on TIPs: Treasury Inflation Protection Securities

Now that inflation is on the rise, you’re likely to hear more about Treasury Inflation Protection securities, or TIPs for short. TIPs are US Treasury bonds designed to provide investors with protection in times of rising inflation. But there are numerous factors to consider, including tax implications, before committing to TIPs. How does it work? […]

The hard truth about TIPS

what you need to know Treasury inflation-protected securities are a common target-date fund holding that millions of workers use to save for retirement. A healthy couple following the 4% rule has an 80% chance of outliving the savings invested in TIPS at current rates. Advisors may think they can get better fixed income returns elsewhere, […]

Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS)

As stock market volatility increases, some investors are seeking more stable investments, including Series I Savings Bonds or I Bonds. Investors have bought more than $11 billion of these bonds in the last six months, compared to about $1.2 billion during the same period in 2020 and 2021, according to the Treasury Department. The bonds […]

Some advice on TIPS

A version of this article was published in the December 2021 issue of Morningstar FundInvestor. Download a free copy of FundInvestor by visiting the website. With consumer prices rising at the fastest rate in more than 30 years, investors concerned about inflation may be interested in understanding what options are available to protect against a […]

5 Expert-Backed Productivity Tips We Swear By

If you clicked on this article because you were thinking, “I’ve been lazy, I haven’t done enough recently, I need to do better…” Here’s your warning: This article will not cover how to “be better.” . Thanks to the help of Productivity Coach Melissa Gratias, we recently discovered that you can’t be more productive unless […]