Box spreads provide the ability to transform fixed-income returns (typically ordinary income tax treatment) into capital gains.
I Bonds are inflation-protected bonds offered directly by the U.S. Treasury. Although they generally won’t return as much as stocks, they are great to maintain purchasing power.
Tax-loss harvesting can be useful in an array of situations, but understanding when to best utilize this strategy is key. Tax-loss harvesting is the practice of selling an investment for a loss.
The first component of this approach, comprising the majority of investment dollars, is the purchase of one or more certificates of deposit. There are banks offering CDs insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation with rates of more than 2% for a 10-year term.
Typically, health savings accounts (HSAs) are used as savings accounts for medical expenses, providing tax-deductible contributions and tax-free withdrawals.