savings bonds

Savings bonds and emergency funds

Jun 25, 2012
The place where I keep my emergency fund is in U.S. Treasury I-Series savings bonds. Is there any reason why I wouldn't want to keep the emergency fund there? Is there a dynamic that I am not considering? Dave, Denver, CO
Posted In: savings bonds, I-bonds, emergency savings

Save our savings

Feb 24, 2012
Marketplace economics editor Chris Farrell says it's all very well telling us to save, but where are we supposed to put our money?
Posted In: savings bonds, Postal Service, lending, borrowing, legislation

Savings options for college

Jan 26, 2012
My son is 7 (will be 8 soon) and I need to start saving for his college -- fast. I know I should have started sooner but here we are now with fewer than 10 years to go. What are some avenues to saving for college and get a good return? DoVeanna, Tuscaloosa, AL
Posted In: college, college savings, 529 college savings plan, Coverdell, savings bonds

I-bonds are a worthwhile investment

Jan 25, 2012
There was a time that Marketplace Money was very pro I-bonds. I haven't heard them mentioned in years. This year, when I submitted my tax return, I was given the option to purchase I-bonds with my refund. Thoughts? Rebekka, Los Angeles, CA
Posted In: savings bonds, Saving, Taxes

Good news on U.S. savings bonds

Jan 4, 2012
Treasury says it will keep the current $20,000 annual maximum on savings bonds purchases.
Posted In: savings bonds, Savings, U.S. Treasury

A sad personal finance end to 2011

Dec 27, 2011
The U.S. Treasury unveiled today its online 76-year timeline for U.S. savings bonds. It's a fun look at an historic program. U.S. savings bonds rank among the great brand names in American finance.
Posted In: Savings, savings bonds