Savings Bond Advisor archive for April, 2006

Buy a house, get a deduction on Savings Bond interest?

Monday, April 3rd, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond taxes
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Can I avoid income tax on my Savings Bond interest by using the proceeds to buy a house?

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Pederson predicts I bond rate of 1% to 2.6%

Monday, April 3rd, 2006
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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Susan Tompor of the Detroit Free Press reports on Dan Pederson's outlook for I bond rates.

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5.61% CD or 6.73% I bond?

Thursday, April 6th, 2006
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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I have about $100,000 of CD's that mature later this week. A a local bank has a 12-month CD special of 5.61% APY.

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I have a blog on Amazon.com

Friday, April 7th, 2006
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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Amazon has a new feature, called Amazon Connect, that gives book authors ways to connect with Amazon's customers. It's like a continuous book store appearance.

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Jeff Brown likes I bonds, but not now

Monday, April 10th, 2006
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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Jeff Brown, financial columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, usually recommends Series I Savings Bonds, but recommended investing in CDs for now in yesterday's column.

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Canadian Savings Bond fraud victims reimbursed by Bank of Canada

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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According to CBC news, the Bank of Canada has reimbursed $100,000 to 14 Canadian Savings Bond customers who were victims of fraud.

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Cash those stinker bonds

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006
Categorized as: Stinker bonds
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What happens if you simply hold a Savings Bond after it reaches final maturity?

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April TIPS auction yield is 2.409%

Thursday, April 13th, 2006
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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Yesterday the Treasury held an auction for additional January 2006 10-year TIPS, which have a coupon rate of 2%. The price was 96.480271, which creates an actual yield of 2.409%.

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Roth IRAs and inflation-protected securities

Friday, April 14th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bonds and competitive investmentsSeries I US Savings BondsTIPS
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Can I buy a Series I Savngs Bond through TreasuryDirect as a Roth IRA? If not, how do I purchase an I bond or TIPS and establish a Roth IRA with it?

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I bond redemption timing

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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If I want to redeem an I Bond that was bought 5/11/05, what is the earliest date I can do so outside the three-month penalty window? I don't want to lose any of the 6.73% currently being paid.

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Savings Bond Alert #019

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond Alerts
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Next I bond inflation component 1.01%

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FY-2006 Savings Bond investments double

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond investment rate
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Savings Bond investments during the first six months of fiscal year 2006 exceeded the level of investments during all twelve months of FY-2005.

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5-year TIPS auction Tuesday, April 25

Thursday, April 20th, 2006
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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The Treasury announced today it will offer $11 billion in 5-year TIPS at auction on Tuesday, April 25.

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Do you really want a tax-free investment?

Friday, April 21st, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond newsSavings Bond taxes
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St Petersburg Times Personal Finance Editor Helen Huntley is as frustrated as I am with investors who would rather lose money than pay taxes.

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Canada debating future of Savings Bonds, too

Monday, April 24th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond history
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Canada has a Savings Bonds program similar to the program in the U.S. that's also under attack for being too expensive.

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5-year TIPS auction yield is 2.379%

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006
Categorized as: TIPS
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The yield was 2.379% in the Treasury's 5-year TIPS auction held this morning.

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Value of Savings Bonds to collectors

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006
Categorized as: Current value of a US Savings Bond
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Value of Savings Bonds on eBay.

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When do my Savings Bonds mature?

Thursday, April 27th, 2006
Categorized as: Series E US Savings BondsSeries EE US Savings BondsSeries HH or H US Savings Bonds
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I invested in Savings Bonds in 1996 and 1997. When do they reach maturity?

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Savings Bonds: an inconvenient savings plan

Friday, April 28th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond FAQ
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The inconvenience of redeeming Savings Bonds makes them better than other investments because it prevents impulse buying.

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