I’ve been telling you it’s a bad time to invest in the stock market (even in index funds for now), so exactly where and how should you invest your money for the time being? Retirement money and other savings should basically be in very short term fixed income investments right now. But let’s break this down and understand where to (and not to) invest your money while returns are so painfully low, while still protecting them from unstable markets and likely to lose investment opportunities. I know it’s rough to even contemplate returns so low they don’t even make up for inflation, but most of the successful investors I know personally are doing what I am right now and are holding out until better returns can be achieved and most importantly keeping our money secure. We sit here waiting for the game to shift and the next opportunity to arrive, as they always eventually do.