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Bonds: 10 Things You Should Know

Bonds: 10 Things You Should Know

| April 22, 2023

What are bonds? Should you have them? Many people don’t understand bonds or how they can be used as an investment and financial planning tool. So, in this episode, I will be sharing the most important things you need to know about bonds.

Listen in to learn what backs bonds, as well as how to decipher their risk level. I will also give you some tips on how to educate yourself and even how to start investing in bonds if it fits with your financial goals. You'll gain a better understanding of how bonds work and how they might fit into your financial plan.

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What You’ll Learn: 

  • What a bond is and its different purposes.
  • Who can issue bonds and what they are backed by.
  • What a bond coupon is.
  • How to understand the potential and risk level of a bond.
  • How to add bonds to your portfolio.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

  • “The most common roles of bonds are to help dampen volatility from equities, potentially providing income, preserving capital, or hedging inflation.” - Regina McCann Hess
  • “All investments have risks, even bonds.” - Regina McCann Hess
  • “Educate yourself on bonds before you go to purchase them or add them to your portfolio.” - Regina McCann Hess


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