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Ideas On How To Find Income In A Low-Interest Rate Environment

Monday, August 6, 2012 - 1:32 PM
This Chicago Tribune article provides a few useful tips along with some warnings about the risks of income investments:
Stretching into junk bond status for yield raises the risk that your lender will default on your bonds. Going to a longer maturity means bonds could lose value if rates rise. Stocks that pay dividends can fall in price. And mutual funds that promise high yields but charge abnormally high management fees to deliver them aren't worth it.

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