US Savings Bonds/Savings Bond FAQ

I bond fixed-rate zero; new EE-bonds to earn 0.20%

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
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I-bond/10-Year TIPS spread, at -64 basis points, is second lowest on record.

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10-year TIPS auction yield is -0.046%

Thursday, January 19th, 2012
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I bond fixed rate exceeds 10-year TIPS rate.

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Treasury restores annual purchase limit to $10,000 per series

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
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But why is there a limit at all?

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Savings Bond annual purchase limits reduced to $5,000

Monday, December 3rd, 2007
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Treasury limits Savings Bond program to really small savers.

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$200 November 45 E bond sells on eBay for $1,125

Thursday, February 8th, 2007
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Old Savings Bond on eBay apparently brings in more than its redemption value.

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The final authority on Savings Bond questions

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

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What’s the Savings Bond street address for UPS and FedEx?

Friday, June 23rd, 2006
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Do you know the street address for the Federal Reserve's Savings Bond processing centers?

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Demographics of families owning Savings Bonds

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

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Savings Bond search trends on Google

Thursday, May 18th, 2006
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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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Savings Bonds: an inconvenient savings plan

Friday, April 28th, 2006
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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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Directories of personal finance and investing blogs

Friday, March 10th, 2006
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A list of directories that catalog investing and personal finance blogs like this one.

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What’s the average investment in Savings Bonds?

Monday, March 6th, 2006
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Today we apply a little math to government statistics and lose our socks over the number of people who could have very large Savings Bond investments.

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US savings rate and Savings Bonds

Monday, April 11th, 2005
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Savings Bond fact sheet available

Tuesday, March 15th, 2005
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Tell me about saving bonds.

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Denominations and Serial Numbers

Monday, January 31st, 2005
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I have a list of my Savings Bonds that includes serial numbers, dates, and registrations, but I forgot to write down the denominations. Can I tell the denominations from the letter in the serial numbers?

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Death of paper Savings Bond imminent?

Friday, January 14th, 2005
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It is my understanding that sometime this year the paper savings bond program will be done away with. Have you heard when this might happen?

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What does the government do with Savings Bond money?

Friday, December 10th, 2004
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When I buy a savings bond, what does the government do with that money? Does it stay in a fund or get used to do government business?

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Savings Bond telephone numbers

Wednesday, September 29th, 2004
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Is there a phone number that I can use to contact someone at the Treasury and speak to them personally about my Savings Bonds?

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