Savings Bond Advisor archive for August, 2006

S&P report says yields on inflation bonds track national credit ratings

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006
Categorized as: US Credit Rating
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Standard & Poor's says there's a good correlation between a country's credit rating and yields on its inflation-linked bonds.

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Treasury’s Savings Bond web site merged with TreasuryDirect.gov

Friday, August 4th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond news
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The Bureau of the Public Debt of the US Treasury has moved and updated its Savings Bond web site.

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Let Congress know how you feel about net-neutrality

Friday, August 4th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond community
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eBay has set up a system that makes it easy to let Congress know that you oppose the efforts of telephone companies to create two tiers of internet service.

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TreasuryDirect will require bank certification for some accounts

Monday, August 7th, 2006
Categorized as: Treasury Direct
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Some existing TreasuryDirect accounts will be locked pending bank certification of the account holder's identity.

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SSNs to be masked on new Savings Bonds

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond news
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The first five digits of SSNs will be masked on paper Savings Bonds beginning this month.

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Does Savings Bond Calculator include penalties?

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006
Categorized as: Cashing in US Savings BondsCurrent value of a US Savings Bond
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My I bonds are less than five years old. Does your Savings Bond Calculator take into consideration the three-month interest penalty for redemption before five years?

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Transferring funds into TreasuryDirect

Thursday, August 10th, 2006
Categorized as: Treasury Direct
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Is there a way to set up an electronic bank transfer from a mutual fund account to a TreasuryDirect account?

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TreasuryDirect enhances security features

Friday, August 11th, 2006
Categorized as: Treasury Direct
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TreasuryDirect enabled new security features this week, but I'm still whining.

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July’s Savings Bond investments dip to 20-year low

Monday, August 14th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond investment rate
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Total investments in Savings Bonds in July were $248.8 million, the lowest one-month total since November 1983.

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How do you change the bank account for Series HH interest payments?

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006
Categorized as: Series HH or H US Savings Bonds
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How can I change the bank account my series HH bond interest is paid into?

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Savings Bond Alert #023

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond Alerts
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CPI up 4.1%; new Savings Bond investments hit 20-year low

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Canada reports error in its inflation index

Thursday, August 17th, 2006
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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Canadian price index 0.1 percentage points too low five years running.

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The final authority on Savings Bond questions

Friday, August 18th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond FAQ
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Where to find the official regulations that govern Savings Bonds and other U.S. Treasury securities.

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TreasuryDirect email notifications fixed

Monday, August 21st, 2006
Categorized as: Treasury Direct
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When you change your email address, a notification is now sent to both the old and new address.

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All about Mrs. U.S. Savings Bonds 1961

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond history
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Tucson's Arizona Daily Star interviews Vivian Ackerman, 1961's Mrs. U.S. Savings Bonds.

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CPI to have three figures after decimal starting in 2007

Monday, August 28th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bond news
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And the Treasury says it will use the more precise figures in I bond and TIPS calculations.

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Payroll savings error costs Texas county $87K

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006
Categorized as: Yesterday's News (old post archive)
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Purchasing Director gets $11,100 from plan error, but county wants its money back.

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Why are bonds from different months worth exactly the same amount?

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006
Categorized as: Current value of a US Savings Bond
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Is your calculator wrong? Have my bonds stopped earning interest?

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Should we add our children’s names to our Savings Bonds?

Thursday, August 31st, 2006
Categorized as: Inheriting and bequeathing US Savings Bonds
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My wife and I are elderly and we are wondering if we should change our EE bonds from both our names to add our children's names so that when we die they will not have any problem cashing them in.

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