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Savings bonds for beginners: How do they work and where can I buy them?

Savings bonds are an interest-earning investment option backed by the full faith of the government. They aren’t a fast-appreciating investment per se, but they help protect the value of your money against high rates of inflation, and can be an important component of a well-diversified portfolio.

Can You Pay Rent with a Credit Card?

If you’re looking to earn a sign-on bonus or score some travel reward points, using a credit card to pay your rent might be appealing. But before you ask your landlord if they’ll take plastic, you’ll want to consider the costs – there are fees that might make it a more expensive option.