Savings Bond Advisor archive for November, 2004

Savings Bond Alert #007

Monday, November 1st, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bond Alerts
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New Series EE Rate 3.25%; New Series I Rate 3.67%

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Redeeming 100 Savings Bonds

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004
Categorized as: Cashing in US Savings Bonds
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We have a client who has more than 100 Savings Bonds she would like to redeem. She is unable to sign very easily and certainly would not be able to sign every bond. Is there a process which would only require minimal signing?

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TreasuryDirect emergency fund

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004
Categorized as: Treasury Direct
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I have just started to use Treasury Direct as an alternative to a traditional savings account. Because I have to hold securities for a one year minimum, should I keep some money in the Zero Percent Certificate of Indebtedness for the first year, as an emergency fund, and then invest it when the first few securities become redeemable?

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Invest periodically or all at once?

Thursday, November 4th, 2004
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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I'm interested in putting away $20,000 for 20 to 30 years. Does it make any difference whether I put it all away at once or whether I invest say a thousand dollars a month over a 20-month period? Will my timing affect the amount I earn in the end?

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Who can buy U.S. Savings Bonds?

Monday, November 8th, 2004
Categorized as: Buying US Savings Bonds
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Who is eligible to buy U.S. Savings Bonds? Do you have to be a U.S. citizen?

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Where did this bond come from?

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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Savings Bond Alert #008

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bond Alerts
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New Series EE rates on older bonds range from 2.83% to 4.00%

New Series I Rates on older bonds range from 3.67% to 6.31%

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Look what’s in mom’s shoebox

Tuesday, November 16th, 2004
Categorized as: Stinker bonds
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We have found a shoebox full of approximately $100,000 worth of Series E bonds under the bed of our aging mother. A lot of them matured 20 years ago. Can you advise me on the best way to cash these bonds in?

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Lost property: what to do with an unclaimed Savings Bond

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004
Categorized as: Lost or stolen US Savings Bonds
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I found a Savings Bond inside a donated book. Where do I send it, so I can get it back to its owner?

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ID requirements to redeem Savings Bonds

Thursday, November 18th, 2004
Categorized as: Cashing in US Savings Bonds
14 Comments
I work for a nursing home and one of our residents has bonds she needs to redeem. However, she has no ID. How can we help her get these bonds redeemed?

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How Series EE Savings Bonds work using the August 1993 bond as an example

Friday, November 19th, 2004
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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I own a $1,000 EE savings bond issued in August 1993. I thought it would be worth the full $1,000 after 10 years, but it's not. Will it ever be worth $1,000?

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Savings Bond advice

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004
Categorized as: Series EE US Savings Bonds
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We have series EE savings bonds dating back to 1983. Are they still drawing interest? If so, what is the rate and how often is interest paid? What advice do you have for these bonds? Can they just be left to continue earning interest as they are or what do you suggest to get the most benefit from them?

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Savings Bonds and the death of a child

Friday, November 26th, 2004
Categorized as: Inheriting and bequeathing US Savings Bonds
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We recently lost our daughter in a automobile accident. She was 19 with a four-month old daughter that we are now raising. I had bought savings bonds for her education and would like to know how I can transfer the bonds into her daughter's name?

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First President to buy a savings bond

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004
Categorized as: Savings Bond history
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Who was the first US President to place an order for a Series E Bond?

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