Newsletter Tackles Tough Savings Bond Issues

Immediate Release: December 2, 2009

Savings Bond Insight: The Next Chapter is now available.  This 12-page newsletter includes commentary on the recent zero percent rate on I bonds; the stock market and savings bonds; the best bonds that have been issued; and which bonds will no longer pay interest in 2010.  Packed with useful information.  $19.95.  To order call 1-800-927-1901 and mention this web site to save $4.95.

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Detroit Free Press Asks Advice

Recently, Susan Tompor of the Detroit Free Press asked me about managing I Bonds. My advice, “Redeem Carefully!”

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Redeem Carefully!

Each I Bond has its own set of data that determines its unique interest rate.  Many bond owners have mistakenly redeemed good performing bonds by not understanding the rates that apply to their bonds.   Never cash in a savings bond without first understanding the interest rate and increase dates for that particular bond.  Ignoring this data will likely result in a loss of money.  Read the whole story here.

If you’re wondering whether now is the time to redeem a bond, or which bonds are your worst performers, I would be happy to help you.