Just when you've finally gotten over the stock market crash, there's a new potential threat to your portfolio. Even worse, it's in an area that many people think of as being safer than stocks: the bond market.
Interest rates have never been lower: That's good news for borrowers, bad news for savers unwilling to take much risk to grow their money. However, there's one safe option many people ignore that has become attractive again -- savings bonds.
Chalk it up to the nation's lingering economic malaise: More Americans this year plan to sock some of their tax refund away in savings. If you're among them, here are a few smart ways to stash that cash.