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Weekend reads: How to manage your finances when inflation is high and interest rates keeping shooting up

Financial markets have reacted with shock to the Federal Reserve’s reiterated vow to continue tightening monetary policy to combat high inflation. According to Freddie Mac, the S&P 500 is down 10.5% in the past month and the average interest rate on a 30-year mortgage loan has risen from 6.02% to 6.29% in just one week. …

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How to get a guaranteed return of 1.3% per year above inflation

TIPS have become an increasingly attractive option for the fixed income portion of your retirement portfolio in recent months. I am, of course, referring to Treasury inflation-linked securities. They are similar to traditional Treasury bills and bonds, except their quoted yields are above the consumer price index. So real returns. Right now, 10-year TIPS are …

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