Savings Bond Advisor archive for July, 2004

Bond Reaches Original Maturity Guarantee

Thursday, July 1st, 2004
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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I have a $10,000 Series EE Savings Bond that was purchased in August 1992 that is currently paying 6% interest and matures in August 2004. Will this bond continue to pay 6% interest beyond the maturity date of August 2004 and if not, what would the new rate be?

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How to cash in a savings bond

Wednesday, July 7th, 2004
Categorized as: Cashing in US Savings Bonds
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I'd like to cash in a savings bond. Can you you please tell me how to do so?

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Are Savings Bonds patriotic?

Friday, July 9th, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bond history
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Bankrate.com published a new article about Savings Bonds this week, Star-Spangled Savings, that starts, "Feeling patriotic? Maybe you want to lend a little money to your Uncle Sam by investing in U.S. Savings Bonds."

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How to recover lost Savings Bonds

Monday, July 12th, 2004
Categorized as: Lost or stolen US Savings Bonds
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If you know that a Savings Bond has been lost, stolen, or destroyed, you can have it replaced or redeemed without a fee. The process is the same no matter what series the bond is in.

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What is deferred interest on Series H Savings Bond?

Tuesday, July 13th, 2004
Categorized as: Series HH or H US Savings Bonds
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What does the "interest deferred" entry on the front of an H or HH bond mean?

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Form 1040 and the Savings Bond education deduction

Wednesday, July 14th, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bond college education deduction
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When Series EE Bonds are redeemed for college how is it reported on IRS 1040?

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Savings Bonds and replica Liberty Bells

Tuesday, July 20th, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bond history
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During the Korean War, the U.S. Treasury commissioned 55 replica Liberty Bells for a U.S. Savings Bond marketing campaign. Eventually the bells were given to the U.S. states and territories.

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Adding a co-owner or beneficary to a Savings Bond registration

Wednesday, July 21st, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bond registration changes
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Adding a co-owner or changing the beneficiary of a Savings Bond never causes a taxable event. Print out and follow the instructions on the following forms.

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Who pays the tax on inherited Savings Bonds – estate or heirs?

Thursday, July 22nd, 2004
Categorized as: Inheriting and bequeathing US Savings BondsSavings Bond taxes
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I have inherited some E and EE bonds. If I cash some of them does the estate have to pay tax on the interest they've earned? They were in my mother's name and Social Security Number.

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Changing a co-owner or beneficary who has died

Friday, July 23rd, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bond registration changes
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I have E and EE bonds and my beneficiary printed on them has died. I would like to change this person to another person. Do I have to provide a death certificate?

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Age limits for Savings Bonds education deduction

Monday, July 26th, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bond college education deduction
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I bought Series EE bonds for my children's college education back in about 1990. At what age of the child may I cash them and pay school expenses with the interest growth on the bonds being tax free?

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Series I versus Series EE

Tuesday, July 27th, 2004
Categorized as: Series EE US Savings BondsSeries I US Savings Bonds
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Where can I find comparisons on how Savings Bonds are doing against one another, for example, should I get Series EE or I bonds?

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Why is my rate dropping to 4%?

Wednesday, July 28th, 2004
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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Do Savings Bonds have to mature before I can cash them?

Thursday, July 29th, 2004
Categorized as: Cashing in US Savings Bonds
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I have several Savings Bonds in my childrens' names. I want to cash them in for college, but I am not sure when they mature.

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How much are my Savings Bonds worth?

Friday, July 30th, 2004
Categorized as: Cashing in US Savings Bonds
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I have many Series EE bonds I'd like to cash in, but I would like to know the dollar amount I'd be receiving before I take them to the bank. Is there a web site that would allow me to do this myself?

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