bonds http://kplu.org en Why Buy U.S. Savings Bonds? http://kplu.org/post/why-buy-us-savings-bonds <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Are U.S. savings bonds still a worthwhile investment?&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KPLU financial commentator Greg </span>Heberlein<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> thinks so.</span></p><p>Even with all the government shutdown shenanigans in Washington, D.C., Greg says savings bonds are still one of the safest investments you can buy.</p><p>In addition to safety, savings bonds are ideal for savers of modest means who need to sock a few dollars away each month. You can buy a savings bond for as little as $25.</p><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Greg Heberlein 10316 at http://kplu.org Why Buy U.S. Savings Bonds? Don't worry about rebalancing your portfolio http://kplu.org/post/dont-worry-about-rebalancing-your-portfolio <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The financial markets have been roiling lately, a sign that a change of direction might be about to occur, or already is underway. However, crystal balls tend to be more cloudy than clear. No one consistently appraises the markets accurately.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">No matter the market direction, financial advisers are not timid about telling you to </span>rebalance<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> your portfolio. But KPLU financial commentator Greg Heberlein says it's OK to ignore that advice.</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Greg Heberlein 9084 at http://kplu.org Don't worry about rebalancing your portfolio Beware of bad municipal bond insurance http://kplu.org/post/beware-bad-municipal-bond-insurance <p>Municipal bonds are relatively safe investments. So insured municipal bonds should be a sure thing, right?</p><p>That's not a safe assumption.</p><p>Thanks to the financial meltdown, that insurance may not offer any protection. Financial commentator Greg Heberlein explains why on this week's Money Matters with KPLU's Dave Meyer.</p><p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Greg Heberlein 6712 at http://kplu.org Beware of bad municipal bond insurance Can Seattle sustain another major sports venue? http://kplu.org/post/can-seattle-sustain-another-major-sports-venue <p>Could a new basketball and hockey arena hurt ticket sales for other teams in the city? That&rsquo;s what some King County officials are worried about. The fear is that Seattle could end up with too many big-time sports teams and that there wouldn&rsquo;t be enough entertainment dollars to go around.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 14:42:19 +0000 Ashley Gross 5133 at http://kplu.org Wait ... bonds aren't supposed to beat stocks! http://kplu.org/post/wait-bonds-arent-supposed-beat-stocks <p>Over the past 30 years, U.S. Treasuries have out-performed the stock market. <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-31/bonds-beating-u-s-stocks-over-30-years-for-first-time-since-19th-century.html">Bloomberg&#39;s Cordell Eddings </a>reports the last time that happened was <em>150 years ago</em>. What&#39;s going on?</p><p>On this week&#39;s <em>Money Matters</em>, financial commentator Greg Heberlein&nbsp;says this is a rare event and not &quot;the new normal.&quot;</p><p> Tue, 08 Nov 2011 12:30:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Greg Heberlein 3129 at http://kplu.org Wait ... bonds aren't supposed to beat stocks! The Coffeehouse Investor's worry-free financial portfolio http://kplu.org/post/coffeehouse-investors-worry-free-financial-portfolio <p>Ever since the 2008 financial meltdown, a lot of us have been losing sleep over our investments and 401(k) plans. But a financial adviser in Kirkland has a simple approach to reducing the stress.</p><p>On this week&rsquo;s<em> Money Matters</em>, KPLU&rsquo;s Dave Meyer talks to <a href="http://www.coffeehouseinvestor.com/the-coffeehouse-rules/about-bill/">Bill Schultheis</a>, author of <a href="http://www.coffeehouseinvestor.com/">The New Coffeehouse Investor: How to Build Wealth, Ignore Wall Street, and Get On With Your Life</a>.</p><p>Unless you&#39;re a Warren Buffet, Bill says trying to outperform the stock market is a waste of time:</p><p> Tue, 11 Oct 2011 11:30:00 +0000 Dave Meyer 2861 at http://kplu.org The Coffeehouse Investor's worry-free financial portfolio Nervous about stocks? Buy bonds! http://kplu.org/post/nervous-about-stocks-buy-bonds <p>If you&rsquo;re spooked by the volatile stock market, you may want to put your money into bonds.</p><p>On this week&rsquo;s <strong><em>Money Matters</em></strong>, financial commentator Greg Heberlein tells KPLU&rsquo;s Dave Meyer that short term U.S. Treasury bonds are a safe bet.</p><p> Tue, 20 Sep 2011 11:30:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Greg Heberlein 2670 at http://kplu.org Nervous about stocks? Buy bonds! Inflation can be good for you http://kplu.org/post/inflation-can-be-good-you <p>A rising Consumer Price Index (CPI) has caused more doom and gloom on Wall Street. But on this week&#39;s Money Matters, financial commentator Greg Heberlein&nbsp;tells KPLU&#39;s Dave Meyer it&#39;s nothing to worry about. A bane for Wall Street can actually be a boon for Main Street.</p><p> Tue, 21 Jun 2011 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Greg Heberlein 1903 at http://kplu.org Inflation can be good for you 2011 Market Outlook http://kplu.org/post/2011-market-outlook <p>All signs point to 2011 being a good year for the stock market. On this week's <em>Money Matters</em>, financial commentator Greg Heberlein&nbsp;tells&nbsp;KPLU's Dave Meyer this is a good time to invest.</p><p> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 16:58:52 +0000 Dave Meyer & Greg Heberlein 497 at http://kplu.org 2011 Market Outlook