US Savings Bonds/Stinker bonds

All Series E Savings Bonds now stinkers

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
Categorized as: Savings Bond interest ratesSeries E US Savings BondsStinker bonds
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As of this morning, no Series E bonds are earning interest.

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State Treasurers push for new Savings Bond legislation

Monday, April 16th, 2007
Categorized as: Stinker bonds
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State Treasuers move from suit to legislation in an attempt to get control of stinker bonds.

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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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Cash those stinker bonds

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006
Categorized as: Stinker bonds
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What happens if you simply hold a Savings Bond after it reaches final maturity?

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More on suit over stinker bonds

Wednesday, April 6th, 2005
Categorized as: Stinker bonds
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Kathy Matheson of the Asbury Park Press has published an article, N.J. wants to generate interest, but critics see an ulterior motive, about the state treasurers who are suing the Treasury over stinker bonds - unredeemed Savings Bonds that have stopped earning interest.

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Redeem your stinkers

Monday, March 28th, 2005
Categorized as: Stinker bonds
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Seven out of ten of the people hold Savings Bonds that have stopped earning interest because they don't want to pay income tax on the interest. From a financial and tax standpoint, keeping these stinkers is an appallingly bad decision.

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Unclaimed Savings Bond suit update

Friday, March 4th, 2005
Categorized as: Stinker bonds
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Update on State Treasurers suit against US Treasury over unclaimed Savings Bonds.

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Talk radio: A fountain of misinformation

Monday, February 14th, 2005
Categorized as: Stinker bonds
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Talk Radio reports that states are taking Savings Bonds away from their owners.

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Penalties for not cashing mature savings bonds

Friday, December 24th, 2004
Categorized as: Stinker bonds
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Is there a penalty incurred for not cashing in E bonds when they mature?

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Look what’s in mom’s shoebox

Tuesday, November 16th, 2004
Categorized as: Stinker bonds
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We have found a shoebox full of approximately $100,000 worth of Series E bonds under the bed of our aging mother. A lot of them matured 20 years ago. Can you advise me on the best way to cash these bonds in?

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States prepare lawsuit over unredeemed Savings Bonds

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004
Categorized as: Stinker bonds
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Update on State Treasurers suit against US Treasury over unclaimed Savings Bonds.

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It’s been 30 years – Do you know where your Savings Bonds are?

Thursday, August 5th, 2004
Categorized as: Stinker bonds
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