Savings Bond Advisor archive for August, 2004

Savings Bonds operations consolidated

Monday, August 2nd, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bond history
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Series EE – Double-Value Questions

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2004
Categorized as: Series EE US Savings Bonds
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Student loans and Savings Bond education deduction

Wednesday, August 4th, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bond college education deduction
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I purchased Series EE US Saving Bonds for my daughter's education, however, she used student loans to finance her college expenses. Can she redeem these EE US Saving Bonds now and pay off part of her student loans?

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It’s been 30 years – Do you know where your Savings Bonds are?

Thursday, August 5th, 2004
Categorized as: Stinker bonds
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Interest penalty for cashing Savings Bonds before five years

Friday, August 6th, 2004
Categorized as: Cashing in US Savings Bonds
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I am cashing Series EE Savings Bonds and I want to cash the ones with the worst interest. I looked them up and noticed that some bonds have a three-month interest penalty. What does the penalty mean and does it affect my taxes? Do these bonds still carry the college education tax exemption?

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Are my bonds earning interest?

Tuesday, August 10th, 2004
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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Savings Bonds operations consolidated (more)

Thursday, August 12th, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bond history
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What’s the best day to cash Savings Bonds?

Friday, August 13th, 2004
Categorized as: Cashing in US Savings Bonds
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Is one day better than another for cashing Savings Bonds?

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Humberto gets it right

Wednesday, August 18th, 2004
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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Savings Bond Alert #004

Friday, August 20th, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bond Alerts
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Treasury assists Florida storm victims

Enhancement added to TreasuryDirect

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Competitive misinformation

Friday, August 20th, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bonds and competitive investments
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Savings Bonds aren't a bank product. Although banks, savings and loans, and credit unions often handle Savings Bonds transactions, they would much rather that you deposit your money with them than with the Treasury.

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Have these bonds been cashed?

Monday, August 23rd, 2004
Categorized as: Inheriting and bequeathing US Savings BondsLost or stolen US Savings Bonds
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I am executor for my late aunt. While going through her financial paperwork, I found a record book of Series E bonds she purchased during the years 1942 through 1946. How can I find out if the bonds have been redeemed or if they are still active and need to be redeemed as part of her estate?

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Annuities versus Savings Bonds

Tuesday, August 24th, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bonds and competitive investments
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Be careful when the annuity salesman pays a visit. "You make a fortune on the headline and then the fine print takes it all back," is how insider jokes summarize annuities.

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Changing a Savings Bond’s beneficiary to a co-owner

Wednesday, August 25th, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bond registration changes
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If a Savings Bond currently has POD between the names, indicating the the first person is the owner and the second is the beneficiary, can the owner change the beneficiary to a co-owner

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What is POD? What rights does the “mail to” registrant have?

Thursday, August 26th, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bond registration changes
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Who may cash a Savings Bond that has three names listed on the face as follows: TO: Levi Doe, Mail to: Mary Doe, or: Reggie Doe (can the "mail to" person cash the bond - what if this is actually the person who purchased the bond)?

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Defense Bonds become War Bonds become Savings Bonds

Monday, August 30th, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bond history
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I need to find out about War Bonds and Defense Bonds from 1941. Where I can I find more information?

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