Question for the Money Doctors
Question submitted on Feb 7, 2023.
QuestionI have 50,000 dollars in a bank account and I add 1,700 dollars each month. I'd like to put the money in a safe place and earn interest. What are my best options?
This will depend upon your needs and goals. If you are looking for a safe place to park some money, please consider the I Bonds. You can get them through:
You are limited to $10,000 in I Bonds. They are currently paying 6.89%. You can also get another $5,000 from your federal tax refund via Form 8888. If your refund is not that much, you can make an estimated payment to get your refund to at least $5,000 so you can purchase the I Bonds. That takes care of $15,000 of this cash.
Depending on your goals and needs, you should consider dollar cost averaging into a low cost mutual fund. The specific mutual fund will depend upon how much risk you are willing to take and your time horizon with the money.
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