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March 08, 2009
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This website is about bonds, bond funds, and other fixed income securities. I wrote many articles about bonds on my blog The Finance Buff. Because the articles are hard to organize on the blog, I decided to put them here on a separate website, together with many new articles I will add over time. I'm a retail (read: small) investor. These articles are my notes about investing in bonds and bond funds. They are written from a retail investor's point of view. I hope this website will also become a helpful resource to other retail investors.

Aren't there already books about bonds? Yes, and I read many of them. I have a list of some of the good books. One more resource won't hurt though. I also hope I do a better job with this web site than the books. This web site is free and searchable. It's interactive: you can comment on any article and ask questions. It can be updated with new information at any time. The books are usually written by industry insiders. They often give you too much information you don't care about but too little information on what you really care about. I will write from a retail investor's perspective because I am a retail investor.

I'm not an investment professional. All the articles are my notes as I learn about bonds. They are my opinions, not recommendations. I'm not an expert, but I'm willing to learn and share.

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The privacy of visitors to Explore Bonds is important to me.

At Explore Bonds, I recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information I receive and collect when you use or visit Explore Bonds, and how I safeguard your information. I never sell your personal information to third parties.

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An e-mail address is optional when you add a comment to an article unless you want to use the feature that notifies you of follow-up comments via e-mail. If you enter your e-mail address, it will not be published. I do not use your e-mail address for marketing or disclose your e-mail address to any third party unless required by law.

When you subscribe to new articles by e-mail using the service provided by Feedburner, or when you contact me using the contact form, I can see your e-mail address. Like the e-mail address entered in comments, I do not use your e-mail address for marketing or disclose your e-mail address to any third party unless required by law.

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As with most other web sites, I collect and use data from third-party web analytics services. The information provided by the web analytics services include your IP address, your ISP (Internet Service Provider, such as Verizon or Cox Cable), the browser you used to visit the site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited the site and which pages you visited throughout the site. These are not personally identifiable information.

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