Originally Posted by muddie
Is there anywhere someone could go and learn what municiple bonds were being issued and when? I know there are some pretty good opportunities here and many funds offer them. Would it be possible to do this yourself? Where to look? Thanks all.
Call up a broker. I know with TD Ameritrade they have a bond wizzard function where you can look up individual bonds. I just know from experience that my uncle has a muni bond latter that when one comes due he calls up a broker and buys another one.
I differ a little from Jax I don't think the feds are going to touch the interest payments. If you live in California I would be very hesitant to buy muni's becasue I think you will see some more of the municipalities default in the near future. Most of what I have heard is buy Muni's that are backed by the ability to tax. You won't see those bonds default.
If you wanted to go a different route you can buy a muni bond fund. I own one in Ohio and it pays a nice monthly tax free dividend.