Savings Bond Advisor archive for October, 2004

How to act for an incapacitated Savings Bond owner

Tuesday, October 5th, 2004
Categorized as: Cashing in US Savings BondsSavings Bond registration changes
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I recently received Power of Attorney for my cousin who has had several strokes. He has Savings Bonds but he cannot sign them. My bank says to send them to a Federal Reserve Bank, but how do I get them signed?

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How to update Savings Bond registrations when a co-owner dies

Friday, October 8th, 2004
Categorized as: Inheriting and bequeathing US Savings BondsSavings Bond registration changes
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My husband was co-owner on my Savings Bonds. He has passed away. How do I get the beneficiary changed?

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Savings Bond gift certificates

Wednesday, October 13th, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bonds as gifts and prizes
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I would like to know where I can either get or print Savings Bond gift certificates. My bank is always out of them. I give bonds to my grandchildren for their birthdays.

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Savings Bond Alert #006b

Wednesday, October 20th, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bond Alerts
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November 2004 Savings Bond rate forecast

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Savings Bonds never received

Friday, October 22nd, 2004
Categorized as: Lost or stolen US Savings Bonds
22 Comments
I purchased a savings bond about ten weeks ago and another about six weeks ago. I have not recieved either actual bond yet. How long does it normally take to get them?

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Series H/HH Savings Bond overview

Monday, October 25th, 2004
Categorized as: Series HH or H US Savings Bonds
6 Comments
New Series H or Series HH Savings Bonds are no longer issued, however, there are both H and HH bonds outstanding that are still earning interest.

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Should I wait for interest rates to rise before investing?

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004
Categorized as: Buying US Savings Bonds
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I'm new at purchasing savings bonds and have just recently come across your web site. Should I wait until interest rates go up again to start purchasing savings bonds?

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Zero Percent Certificate of Indebtedness as an investment

Wednesday, October 27th, 2004
Categorized as: Treasury Direct
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Using Savings Bonds to avoid the cost of probate court

Thursday, October 28th, 2004
Categorized as: Inheriting and bequeathing US Savings Bonds
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Once a Savings Bond is purchased, can you go back and list a co-owner? At my death, would this avoid having the Savings Bonds end up in court and go through the cost of probate? I just want to keep it simple and maybe make my two sons equal co-owners.

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Serial numbers in TreasuryDirect

Friday, October 29th, 2004
Categorized as: Treasury Direct
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