How Municipal Bonds Work and Why You Should Care

Ted Siff on how municipal bonds work and why they matter to you
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In this episode, I speak with Ted Siff, the chair of the Austin Together PAC. We discuss how municipal bonds work and why our cities use them to build and repair everything from streets and parks to affordable housing and health centers. We close by discussing the seven different Austin Bond Propositions that Austin residents will vote on in November of 2018.

“I like to use the example of investing in a home… you don’t do that by paying all the money that the home is worth all at once. You take out a loan. Well, these bonds are very similar to the city taking out a loan to keep its home, it’s total city infrastructure in good shapeā€¯


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