After a year like 2008, it is easy for investors to consider throwing in the towel on investing. Wouldn't putting money in T-Bills be better than riskng it in the market? Sure, the approach solves one type of risk - investment risk, but introduces another type of risk - purchasing power risk.
Needless to say, there’s a lot of confusion in the air right now. With multi-thousand page bills being rushed through Congress and endless speculation on new regulatory and tax proposals, the line between proposed and enacted legislation can be a bit blurry. Financial Planning Magazine had an article entitled “Unwrapping the Package” which lists some of the items in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that you can benefit from. To read the article, follow the link: http://www.financial-planning.com/fp_issues/2009_5/unwrapping-the-package-understanding-stimulus-bill-2661665-1.html