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Understanding payment options with NS&I Bonds

So, just like many, my parents want to invest in: http://www.nsandi.com/65-guaranteed-growth-bonds?ccd=NALBAA since they are supposed to be quite good however, there is a genuine fear that the money ...
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TreasuryDirect - workaround for requiring certified forms to change bank account info

TreasuryDirect makes it a real pain to change bank account information. They require a signed form, certified at a bank. This is impossible if you do all your banking online, and it seems ...
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How to determine the final value of a U.S. Savings Bond at maturity?

Is it possible to determine the "final" value of a U.S. Savings Bond on its maturity date? The interest rate is fixed, the compounding periods are known (semi-annually for EE bonds), and the term is ...
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How can I cash out US government savings bonds?

My grandmother gave me a series of US government savings bonds before she died. I have the ID numbers, but not the physical bonds themselves. The bonds are in my name; I received them as gifts. Will ...
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What to do with paper savings bonds?

My kids get paper savings bonds from family members for holidays/birthdays/etc. Right now I do nothing with them besides putting them in a fire proof lock box but that can't be the best thing to do. ...
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Most profitable choice? ($25,000 Cash) or ($30,000 in U.S. Savings Bonds + $10,000 Cash)

This may be a basic question but I don't know anything about U.S. Savings Bonds. I don't know how long it takes until you can cash a U.S. Savings Bond, nor do I know their average rate of return. If ...
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Tax Benefits for 529 Plan and Treasury Savings Bonds?

So here is my question (for tax year 2011): If I open and fund 529 College Savings Plan, do I get federal and state (Utah) tax deduction for my contributions? If I get a Treasury Savings Bond ...
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I Bond Rates and Terms

Looking at I Bonds. Can someone clarify this hypothetical situation for me? I buy a 100 I Bond today. It earns current yield of 4.6% for the next 6 months. I never reap any "fixed" rate regardless ...
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Are U.S. I Bonds good for extra savings?

I recently ran across an article about where to park extra cash that mentioned US I Bonds. I had never heard of them before. How do they work? Limitations or rules? Really tax free? I've had ...