Municipal bonds are an investment that is backed by the government via a state, city or county and are exempt from any kind of federal income tax, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Municipal bonds... More »

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The word "municipal" means having to do with a city or its government. It is an adjective that describes anything related to the governing body of a city, town or community. More »

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A certificate of municipal lien is a document that lists all of the money charged to a particular property. This includes any back taxes, water charges and other assessments a municipality may place on a specific propert... More »

A U.S. savings bond is an investment option from the federal government for which individuals pay face value and earn interest, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The U.S. government essentially bo... More »

To avoid investment scams, an investor should perform independent research on an investment, familiarize himself with the salesperson, remain current on common fraud practices and be wary of unsolicited investment offers... More »

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The main types of investment funds are money market funds, bond funds and stock funds, according to Investor.gov, the investment guide maintained by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Additionally, there are ta... More »

A money market fund is an investment opportunity that typically gives its shareholders a higher return than interest from a bank, notes the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This type of mutual fund started in the... More »

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