What are municipal bonds?

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What are municipal bonds?
To encourage investors to lend money to cities, states, and municipalities to pay for public projects such as roads, airports, water, and sewer systems, Congress exempts Municipal Bonds interest from federal income taxes although it may be subject to Alternative Minimum Tax. Thus, they are more appealing to taxpayers in high income tax brackets. It is important to realize though that the principal will fluctuate just like every other type of bonds. If and when rates go higher, you could see a drop in your principal value. I recommend short term ladders with bonds that have a revenue stream I can see.

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