Savings Bond Advisor archive for March, 2005

Undoing a registration where the owner isn’t the principal owner

Tuesday, March 1st, 2005
Categorized as: Savings Bond registration changes
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How to remove an owner who isn't the principal owner from a Savings Bond registration without creating a taxable event.

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Roth IRAs and Savings Bonds

Thursday, March 3rd, 2005
Categorized as: Savings Bonds and competitive investments
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Can I invest my Roth IRA funds in Savings Bonds?

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Unclaimed Savings Bond suit update

Friday, March 4th, 2005
Categorized as: Stinker bonds
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Update on State Treasurers suit against US Treasury over unclaimed Savings Bonds.

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Is face value as good as it gets?

Tuesday, March 8th, 2005
Categorized as: Current value of a US Savings Bond
Can a savings bond ever be worth more than its face value?

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Why does Savings Bond giver need my kid’s Social Security Number?

Thursday, March 10th, 2005
Categorized as: Savings Bonds as gifts and prizes
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My daughter's godfather wants to start buying her savings bonds and has asked for her social security number in order to do this. We have already received two $25 saving bonds without having to use her social security number. Is this necessary?

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Savings Bond fact sheet available

Tuesday, March 15th, 2005
Categorized as: Savings Bond FAQ
Tell me about saving bonds.

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Tax-free Savings Bond interest income using gifts to charities

Sunday, March 20th, 2005
Categorized as: Savings Bond taxesSavings Bonds as gifts and prizes
Is there any way to avoid paying taxes on Savings Bond interest - for example, signing them over to a relative, transferring them to a grandchild's education fund, or perhaps signing them over to a charity?

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Treasury Direct phone number

Monday, March 21st, 2005
Categorized as: Treasury Direct
What is the telephone number for Treasury Direct?

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Executor’s options

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005
Categorized as: Inheriting and bequeathing US Savings Bonds
Can the Executor of an estate choose to cash in and pay taxes on a partial amount of a bond inventory?

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Redeem your stinkers

Monday, March 28th, 2005
Categorized as: Stinker bonds
Seven out of ten of the people hold Savings Bonds that have stopped earning interest because they don't want to pay income tax on the interest. From a financial and tax standpoint, keeping these stinkers is an appallingly bad decision.

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Savings Bond rate vs yield

Tuesday, March 29th, 2005
Categorized as: Savings Bond interest rates
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I don't understand why the Savings Bond Calculator and Savings Bond Wizard show the rate and yield of my Savings Bonds as different. How they are the rate and yield computed?

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