SimCity 2000 Advice: Taking out Bonds
Question: Robert Bender
I had to use the bond to bail out my city and now it seems
to be no way to get out of the hole. I have had to go and it
again and now have 2 of them. Is there a way to pay these
darn thing off. I sure do hope so. Help me Please!!! I
do not want to cheat I just want to know of some ways that
might help me out. I have tried adjusting the tax rate up
and down, have cut back on most all I can. I am in deep
trouble and going in the hole.
Strategic Advice: Jerry Moore
TWO BONDS!!! Boy are you DEEP in debt. Chances are, you may
never recover, but here's what I would suggest. Make sure
disasters are turned off and then cut funding on all
services except transportation to 10%. Then try tweaking
your tax rate in the 7-9% range to see if you can get a
positive cash flow. If you succeed, then let the city run
overnight on autobudget with newspapers off to build up
enough cash reserves to pay off the bonds.
Patrick Coston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
My first three cities were financial disasters because I kept taking out bonds.
I think I had up to twenty bonds out at one point with this one city!
Finally I went bankrupt and the sims kicked me out of office.
My problem was that I tried to grow too fast. I suggest you never
out a bond. Be patient. Grow your city slowly. Make sure your city is
making money before you try to expand.
If you have to take out a bond, try and wait until the interest rate drops.
8% is very high. 4% is very low.
Strategic Advice: Lee Vinson (email@example.com)
If you have to buy a bond (to replace a power plant, etc.) you have to
pay the going interest rate, but keep an eye on the Fed Rate in the
graphs window. When it goes below the rate you paid on the bond,
purchase a new bond at the lower rate and pay off the old one. I had 2
bond out, one at 6% and one at 5%. The Fed Rate went down to 2% and so I
bought 2 bonds at 3% and saved 500 bucks a year.
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Patrick Coston July 23, 1995,
Last updated April 4, 2006