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Old 10-06-2010, 09:11 AM   #1
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Where would you suggest someone park a rather substantial amount of funds ($300 - 400k) that will be needed over the next 3 - 4 years.
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Where would you suggest someone park a rather substantial amount of funds ($300 - 400k) that will be needed over the next 3 - 4 years.
If you need after three years from now until four years from now then I'd put it into 3-4-year CDs.

If you need it a little every year for the next 3-4 years then I'd put one quarter in a money-market account and the other three-quarters in 1-, 2-, and 3-year CDs.

Is this a trick question? Were we supposed to respond "Buy gold!!" ?!?
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No trick question. I felt CDs was really the only viable alternative. I was just looking for other possibilities. Thanks.
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No trick question. I felt CDs was really the only viable alternative. I was just looking for other possibilities. Thanks.
short-term corporate bonds - not as safe as CD, of course.
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