Savings Bond Advisor archive for January, 2006

Savings Bond investments double

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond investment rate
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The current 6.73% rate on Series I bonds has created so much new interest in Savings Bonds that the rate of new investments has more than doubled.

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John Wasik likes Series I Savings Bonds

Thursday, January 19th, 2006
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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At the end of a column on the consumer debt burden in the U.S., John Wasik, author of The Kitchen-Table Investor and Bloomberg.com columnist, recommends I bonds.

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Pittsburgh and Savings Bonds

Monday, January 23rd, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond history
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The long relationship between Pittsburgh and Savings Bonds was the topic of A special bond, by Thomas Olson, which ran in the business section of the Pittsburgh Tribune yesterday.

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Savings Bond payroll plans in decline

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond history
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Yesterday, I told you about A special bond, an article that ran in the Pittsburgh Tribune Sunday. The article included an interesting quote from Steve Meyerhardt, a spokesperson for the Bureau of Public Debt, on the role of Savings Bond payroll savings plans.

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Cashing Savings Bonds internationally

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006
Categorized as: Cashing in US Savings Bonds
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I own U.S. Savings Bonds that I'd like to redeem, but I don't live in the U.S. What do I do?

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Scott Burns likes Series I Savings Bonds

Thursday, January 26th, 2006
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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Personal finance columnist and author Scott Burns reaffirmed why he likes Series I Savings Bonds this week in his column, As misunderstood deals go, I Savings Bond one of best.

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How to collect HH-like interest payments from series EE or I savings bonds

Friday, January 27th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond interest ratesSeries HH or H US Savings BondsTreasury Direct
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I have EE bonds from 1992 and 1993. I'm thinking about converting them into HH bonds. Do they still have those? I'd like to collect the interest from the bonds.

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Splitting Savings Bonds after a divorce

Monday, January 30th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond registration changes
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I am recently divorced and we agreed to divide our EE bonds equally. This is included in the divorce decree also. My name and SSN are on the bonds and my wife is listed as co-owner. How do we divide the bonds to ensure that the person cashing the bonds is responsible for the tax liability since my SSN is on all the bonds? And should I have my half reissued to remove my ex-wife's name?

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Who pays the taxes

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond taxes
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If a Savings Bond has the social security number of the owner but is cashed by the co-owner, who is responsible for the income taxes on the interest?

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