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The Your Life, Your Money Podcast helps you thrive in life, wealth and retirement. The show is designed to navigate the complexities around money, building and securing wealth, and achieving financial independence. Scott Sierens, financial advisor at Sierens Financial Group, will provide thoughts, strategies, and ideas on each episode to help you make smart and sound financial decisions. The goal is to take complex financial subjects and make them simple and easy to understand so you can feel confident to take action, enjoy life, and eliminate financial stress and anxiety.

Scott, along with guests from across various industries, will cover topics such as tax savings strategies, investment and wealth management, IRAs, 401(k)s, retirement planning, income strategies, pensions, estate planning, social security, healthcare, and much more.

Retirement isn't an age or number. It's finding the balance between living life today and feeling financially confident about YOUR tomorrow.

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Aug 4, 2022

Are savings bonds making a comeback? This conservative investment option has found new life this year thanks to an interest rate that’s approaching 10%. Should you be moving money into these government-issued iBonds as soon as possible? We’ll give you all the details on these bonds and make sure you’re aware of all of the fine print.


What we discuss in this episode: 

0:50 – Summer travels

4:58 – People talking about iBonds

6:25 – Are the high rates legit?

8:27 – Is there a catch?

11:51 – What to be aware of  

15:44 – Is this tax-free money?

17:16 – How does it fit into planning?

19:44 – Mailbag question on interest rates and saving

23:14 – Mailbag question on planning on your own


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