Savings Bond Advisor archive for July, 2006

Harvard prof suggests reinventing Savings Bonds

Thursday, July 6th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond news
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Minor tax law and Savings Bond changes would create a great way for low and moderate income families to save tax refund money.

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Wall Street Journal questions TreasuryDirect security

Monday, July 10th, 2006
Categorized as: Treasury Direct
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The WSJ reports on TreasuryDirect and the security concerns investors discussed here on Savings-Bond-Advisor.com in March.

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Investor’s Business Daily compares Treasury securities

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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Article encourages investors to take a look at Savings Bonds.

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Kiplinger’s Personal Finance calls Savings Bonds “another excellent deal”

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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July issue of Kiplinger's finance magazine takes a new look at ways to save.

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I bond investments drop below EE level in June

Thursday, July 13th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond investment rate
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The rate of new investments in Savings Bonds reaches a low point in June.

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Early redemption available to flood victims in northeast

Friday, July 14th, 2006
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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Disaster relief program opened for flooded counties in NY, NJ, OH, and PA through August.

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10-year TIPS auction yield is 2.55%

Friday, July 14th, 2006
Categorized as: TIPS
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TIPS rates continue to rise.

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Should I cash Savings Bonds to pay off a loan?

Monday, July 17th, 2006
Categorized as: Cashing in US Savings Bonds
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Should I cash in Series EE Savings Bonds issued in 1991 to pay off current debt with interest rates at plus 6%?

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Coordinated central bank “inflation shock” posed by S&P scenario

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond news
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20% inflation shock scenario produces second-best results in S&P study.

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Savings Bond Alert #022

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond Alerts
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CPI up, Savings Bond investments down, future US credit rating questioned

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20-year TIPS available Tuesday, July 25

Thursday, July 20th, 2006
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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Reopening of January's 2% TIPS will have large discount.

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Is there an IRS penalty for holding old Savings Bonds?

Friday, July 21st, 2006
Categorized as: Stinker bonds
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I have been told that IRS is now imposing a penalty if Savings Bonds are not redeemed when they no longer draw interest. Is this true?

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Family’s well-hidden Savings Bonds found in trash

Monday, July 24th, 2006
Categorized as: Inheriting and bequeathing US Savings Bonds
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Don't hide your stuff too well.

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20-year TIPS auction yield 2.494%

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006
Categorized as: TIPS
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The yield was 2.494% in the Treasury's 20-year TIPS reopening held this morning.

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Centrist Democrats include Baby Bonds in proposed initiative

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond news
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Proposal recommends $500 Savings Bond accounts for newborns with an additional $500 at age 10.

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How do I cash torn Savings Bonds with pieces missing?

Friday, July 28th, 2006
Categorized as: Cashing in US Savings BondsLost or stolen US Savings Bonds
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I have two series E Savings Bonds which are torn in half. I would like to cash them in. What do I need to do?

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