Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part 1: Clearing the Cobwebs. 1 Bonds: The Better Investment. 2 The All-Bond Portfolio. 3 Adopting the All-Bond Portfolio: A Case Study. Part 2: Bond Basics. 4 The Evolution of a Bond: From a Verbal IOU to Electronic Entry. 5 The Life of a Bond: How It's Created, Issued, Priced, and Traded. Part 3: Bond Categories. 6 U.S. Treasury Securities. 7 U.S. Savings Bonds. 8 U.S. Agency Debt. 9 U.S. Agency and Other Mortgage-Backed Securities. 10 Municipal Bonds. 11 Corporate Bonds. 12 Bond Look-Alikes. Part 4: Options for Purchasing Bonds. 13 How to Buy Individual Bonds: A Tool Kit. 14 Bond Funds: The Good, the Bad, and the Worst. 15 Bonds Funds: A Taxing Matter. 16 Choosing a Bond Fund. Part 5: Bond Investment Strategies. 17 Investment Planning With Bonds: How to Design Your Bond Portfolio. 18 Financial Planning With Bonds. 19 Maximizing Profits: How to Make the Most Money From Bonds. Appendix: Useful Web Sites. Index.
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Hildy Richelson, PhD, advises clients nationwide on buying fixed-income investments. President of the Scarsdale Investment Group, Ltd., a registered investment adviser, she is quoted as a bond expert in such publications as the Wall Street Journal and Money magazine. She is the coauthor with Stan Richelson of several books on bonds, including the first one written for individual investors about how to invest in municipal bonds: Income Without Taxes: An Insider's Guide to Investing in Tax-Exempt Bonds (Carol & Graf, 1985). Stan Richelson is a NAPFA-registered, fee-only financial adviser and life-planning coach. Before becoming a financial adviser, he practiced law for a major Wall Street law firm, as well as for large corporations. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and New York bars. With Hildy Richelson, he coauthored several books including Venture Capital: The Definitive Guide for Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Practitioners (Wiley, 2001). The Richelsons practice in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.
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