What are I bonds and why is there so much interest in them?

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Published May 6, 2022, 5:30 PM

More and more American investors have been googling I bonds and over the last six months have bought $11 billion worth of the bonds. Why? Jean and Soledad talk with Edelman Financial Engines wealth planner Brian Leslie about what I bonds are, why there’s so much interest in them and how they could potentially help you protect your wealth against inflation.


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