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Municipal bonds are tax exempt, saving high-income earners money. The Bottom Line There are pros and cons to investing in money markets funds and short-term bonds. Buying and holding a bond until it is due means receiving the principal and interest according to the stated rate.

The issuer pays a predetermined interest rate at set intervals until the bond matures. Shares can be bought or sold as desired, often through check-writing privileges. Some financial institutions also transact government securities with their clients. Short-term bonds typically yield higher interest rates than money market funds, so the potential to earn more income over time is greater. Some bonds even come tax-free.

Buying a bond means giving the issuer a loan for a set duration. Delivered twice a week, straight to your inbox. Access to the money market is typically obtained through money market mutual funds or a money market bank account. With such limited returns, fees can take away much of the profit.

Money Market The money market is part of the fixed-income market that specializes in short-term debt securities that mature in less than one year. Short-term bonds can be relatively low-risk, predictable income.

Because of the liquidity of the money market, lower returns are realized when compared to other investments. Stronger returns can be realized when compared to money markets.

Although money market funds and short-term bonds have many similarities, they also differ in several ways. Bonds Bonds have much in common with money market securities.

Although money market