Savings Bond Advisor archive for May, 2006

I bond fixed rate 1.40%; EE 3.70%

Monday, May 1st, 2006
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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Interest rates for new Savings Bonds issued from today through the end of October are out.

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Savings Bond Alert #020

Monday, May 1st, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond Alerts
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New I bond fixed rate 1.40%; EE 3.70%

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Hold off on Series I bond rollovers

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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Does the new 1.40% fixed base-rate make it worthwhile to cash my Series I bonds and buy new ones?

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Series I bonds versus bank CDs

Thursday, May 4th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bonds and competitive investmentsSeries I US Savings Bonds
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It's difficult to see how I bonds are a good deal when 1-year bank CDs are paying over 5%.

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Changing a living beneficiary

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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How do I change the beneficiaries on my Savings Bonds? Will I have to pay tax on the interest I've earned?

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Explaining what happened to I bonds

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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What newspaper columnists are saying about the drop in I bond rates.

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What about rolling over fixed-rate EE bonds?

Thursday, May 11th, 2006
Categorized as: Series EE US Savings Bonds
1 Comment
Can I trade-in my 3.2% EE bonds for the new 3.7% version?

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Hedging against inflation: gold or I bonds?

Friday, May 12th, 2006
Categorized as: Series I US Savings Bonds
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How does gold stack up against I bonds as an inflation hedge?

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Does the new I bond rate have you worried?

Monday, May 15th, 2006
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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I bought a bunch of I bonds with a rate of 6.73% in December. What's the rate now? I don't want to earn under 3%! What should I do?

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$5.37 billion invested in I bonds at 6.73%

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond investment rate
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During the six-month period when Series I Savings Bonds had an initial rate of 6.73%, new I bond investments were over $5.37 billion.

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Savings Bond search trends on Google

Thursday, May 18th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond FAQ
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Google has just introduced a new feature that shows, in relative terms, the search activity on specific terms over time.

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Using Treasury Hunt to find forgotten Savings Bonds

Friday, May 19th, 2006
Categorized as: Inheriting and bequeathing US Savings BondsLost or stolen US Savings Bonds
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The Treasury has an online system called Treasury Hunt that can help you find Savings Bonds you don't know about.

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Susan Tompor clarifies I bond confusion

Monday, May 22nd, 2006
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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The Detroit Free Press columnist explains how I bonds work.

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Scott Burns still likes I bonds

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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Scott Burns discusses I bonds in his financial column in the Dallas Morning News.

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Demographics of families owning Savings Bonds

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond FAQ
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Savings Bond data from a Federal Reserve survey of US family finances.

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Searching for the perfect investment

Thursday, May 25th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bonds and competitive investments
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I'm looking for a solid tax-free investment. What do you think about Savings Bonds as a long-term investment, say 10 years?

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World War II Savings Bond volunteer medal on eBay

Friday, May 26th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond history
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This World War II Savings Bond volunteer medal was recently offered on eBay.

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Savings Bond registration and your will

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond registration changes
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I'm making out my will. I'm wondering which is the best way to register my Savings Bonds so that the least amount of tax will have to be paid.

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Is the CPI-U a true measure of inflation?

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006
Categorized as: Series I US Savings Bonds
3 Comments
If the CPI doesn't measure the kind of inflation you're interested in, I bonds won't protect you from that kind of inflation.

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