Do you have US Treasury Bonds sitting around, maybe in your Safe Deposit Box? They're the boring gifts that are worth half of the face value when you receive them - try explaining to your child that though it ***says*** it's a $100 Bond, it will only be worth that when the kid is an adult! Talk about deferred gratification.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Apparently there are $17 billion in unredeemed Series E Savings boond, sold from 1941 to 1980. If you bought or received one from 1973 on, here's a data base to check, using your social security number. I did a quick check and yes, it seems we cashed in our wedding gift bonds.
Anyone know how to check bonds that are newer than 1980? In any event, cashing them is a good idea.
Posted by betsy teutsch at 9:52 AM