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by Desert
Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: Using I Bonds for Cash
Replies: 32
Views: 13748

Re: Using I Bonds for Cash

Yes, the I Bonds do resemble a Roth IRA in many respects.  The ability to withdraw tax-free for qualifying educational expenses is a nice plus as well.  And my favorite part: no commissions, no expense ratios! 
by Desert
Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: Using I Bonds for Cash
Replies: 32
Views: 13748

Re: Using I Bonds for Cash

I buy both paper and electronic versions.  The limit is $5000 per person, per year, for both paper and electronic I bonds.  Buying both types allows an individual to purchase $10,000 per year. 
by Desert
Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: Using I Bonds for Cash
Replies: 32
Views: 13748

Re: Using I Bonds for Cash

I max out the I bonds each year.  They are a very good place to stash cash, and they give at least a bit of inflation protection without sacrificing safety of principal. 
by Desert
Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Where do you store your gold?
Replies: 31
Views: 13222

Re: Where do you store your gold?

A very good way to store gold is in a UL listed, TL-15 or TL-30 safe that's bolted to a concrete floor.  A 1,000 lb safe bolted to the floor is not easy to gain entry to.