Savings Bond Advisor archive for December, 2005

Correcting wrong SSN on Savings Bond

Monday, December 5th, 2005
Categorized as: Savings Bond registration changes
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I purchased a EE savings bond for my grandson and found that I put the wrong social security number on it. How do I get this corrected?

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Confounding compounding calculations

Thursday, December 8th, 2005
Categorized as: Current value of a US Savings BondSavings Bond interest rates
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How is the interest on Savings Bonds compounded? I've tried to apply the interest rate to the values in TreasuryDirect, but I never get the same answer the Treasury does.

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How Series I Savings Bond interest rates work

Thursday, December 15th, 2005
Categorized as: Savings Bond interest ratesSeries I US Savings Bonds
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Most Series I Savings Bond investors have no idea that every I bond's rate not only changes every six months, but can swing widely between an eye-poppingly high rate and zero. Here's how this works.

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Savings Bonds lost in flood

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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I have had two floods in my house and I have lost the folder I used to keep my savings bond. It was probably destroyed. What should I do?

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