Savings Bond Advisor archive for September, 2004

Changing the registration in Treasury Direct

Wednesday, September 1st, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bond registration changesTreasury Direct
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How can I change the named owner of TreasuryDirect investments?

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How much do Series E/EE bonds cost?

Thursday, September 2nd, 2004
Categorized as: Series E US Savings BondsSeries EE US Savings Bonds
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What is the cost of a Series E/EE Savings Bond?

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Inheriting US Savings Bonds

Wednesday, September 8th, 2004
Categorized as: Inheriting and bequeathing US Savings Bonds
29 Comments
When a Savings Bond is registered to a person who is deceased, how does the executor of the estate for the deceased person have the bond transfered to another name?

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Savings Bond Alert #005

Wednesday, September 8th, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bond Alerts
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Treasury assistance for Hurricane Frances

Savings Bond interest rate forecast

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Savings Bonds vs. the Money Market

Thursday, September 9th, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bonds and competitive investments
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Assuming that I have $50,000 in a money market account, would it be advisable to pull it out and buy Savings Bonds with that money?

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Savings Bonds as gifts for grandchildren and others

Tuesday, September 14th, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bonds as gifts and prizes
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I am a grandmother interested in buying savings bonds for my grandchildren. I am clueless and am wondering if this would be a better way for me to save. Right now I have a savings account at my bank for them, but it does not draw a lot of interest.

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Inheriting Savings Bonds

Wednesday, September 15th, 2004
Categorized as: Inheriting and bequeathing US Savings Bonds
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When a son or daughter inherits Saving Bonds from their parent's estate, do they pay taxes on the interest when they cash them in?

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How is Savings Bond interest taxed?

Monday, September 20th, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bond taxes
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Is interest on Savings Bonds taxed at dividend rates or ordinary income rates? Do you pay state tax on US government bonds?

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Get a list of your US Savings Bonds

Tuesday, September 21st, 2004
Categorized as: Lost or stolen US Savings Bonds
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How do I get a complete list of savings bonds that have been issued to my Social Security Number?

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States prepare lawsuit over unredeemed Savings Bonds

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004
Categorized as: Stinker bonds
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Update on State Treasurers suit against US Treasury over unclaimed Savings Bonds.

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Savings Bond Alert #006

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bond Alerts
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Treasury assistance for hurricanes and storms

Recent rate changes make Savings Bonds less competitive at short terms

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Series EE face value in TreasuryDirect

Thursday, September 23rd, 2004
Categorized as: Series EE US Savings BondsTreasury Direct
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Series EE Savings Bonds purchased electronically at TreasuryDirect are issued at face value...$50 for a $50 bond. Paper bonds are issued at half their face value. Why is this done? Will the electronically issued bond be worth less in the future than a paper bond?

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Should I buy Series I or Series EE Savings Bonds?

Friday, September 24th, 2004
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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I have $15,000 sitting in a bank as a CD not even making 1.5 percent interest. If I was to transfer it all into Saving Bonds, which series would give me the most interest after taxes?

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Are Savings Bond rates too low?

Monday, September 27th, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bonds and competitive investments
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If I bought a $1,000 Savings Bond today for $500 and it takes 20 years for it to reach face value, thats only $25 a year interest. This doesn't seem like much.

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Savings Bond telephone numbers

Wednesday, September 29th, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bond FAQ
12 Comments
Is there a phone number that I can use to contact someone at the Treasury and speak to them personally about my Savings Bonds?

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