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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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Hey, we're in the newspaper!

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Next I-bond inflation component 1.76%

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
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I bonds continue to have one of the highest available interest rates in the current environment.

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Petition to bring back paper Savings Bonds

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
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Savings Bonds will be missed as a financial teaching tool.

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I bond fixed-rate zero; new EE-bonds to earn 0.60%

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
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I-bond/10-Year TIPS spread just 8 points.

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End of paper Savings Bonds lamented in NY Times

Friday, August 19th, 2011
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Program should be expanded, authors say.

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2012 Savings Bonds to be electronic only

Thursday, July 14th, 2011
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Treasury takes the big step in its plan to eliminate new paper Savings Bonds.

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New I bond fixed rate zero; EE 1.10%

Monday, May 2nd, 2011
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Treasury announces interest rates for new Savings Bonds issued from today through the end of October 2011.

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S&P affirms US AAA/A-1+ rating but outlook drops

Monday, April 18th, 2011
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Outlook reduced to negative from stable.

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I bond fixed rates again at zero; EE 0.60%

Monday, November 1st, 2010
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Spread between I bond fixed-rate and 10-year TIPS falls to five-year low.

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Treasury to release new Savings Bond Wizard

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
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Old versions of the Savings Bond Wizard no longer supported.

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Treasury to require Payroll Savings Plans to use electronic bonds

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
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Paper Savings Bonds will still be available to individual savers.

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Congress considers ending Savings Bond tax deferral

Friday, February 26th, 2010
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Bipartisan tax bill includes provision to end tax-deferral on U.S. Savings Bonds.

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Obama accepts Tufano proposal for turning tax refunds into Savings Bonds

Sunday, September 6th, 2009
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President Obama says the IRS will enact Professor Peter Tufano's proposal to allow taxpayers to receive tax refunds as U.S. Savings Bonds.

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Jane Bryant Quinn: Savings Bonds Face Ill Wind From Treasury

Thursday, September 11th, 2008
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Another financial columnist wonders why the Treasury is destroying the Savings Bond program.

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H&R Block to test market putting tax refunds into Savings Bonds

Monday, February 19th, 2007
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Harvard prof's savings idea put to the test.

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Savings Bond Advisor – Fifth Edition now available

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006
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The fifth edition of Savings Bond Advisor is now available from Amazon and other outlets.

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CPI to have three figures after decimal starting in 2007

Monday, August 28th, 2006
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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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SSNs to be masked on new Savings Bonds

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

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

Friday, August 4th, 2006
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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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Centrist Democrats include Baby Bonds in proposed initiative

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

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

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006
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20% inflation shock scenario produces second-best results in S&P study.

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Harvard prof suggests reinventing Savings Bonds

Thursday, July 6th, 2006
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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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Credit rating agency says US fiscal readiness deteriorating

Thursday, June 29th, 2006
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According to a recent report by the credit rating agency Standard & Poor's, the fiscal readiness of the US has "deteriorated markedly" since 2002.

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US credit rating could drop within 10 years

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006
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According to a recent report by the credit rating agency Standard & Poor's, the credit rating of the US Treasury could drop from its current AAA rating to A by 2015.

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How to oppose a bill that would weaken identity theft protection

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006
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The credit reporting industry is tempting Congress to pass a law that would make identity theft easier.

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Check our headlines in your favorite feed reader

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006
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How to easily check for new headlines on your favorite web sites without going to each site.

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Do you really want a tax-free investment?

Friday, April 21st, 2006
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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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