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#1 Feb 09 2013 at 5:44 PM Rating: Good
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I found a 25 year old savings bond today in my name. It was only a 50 dollar bond, apparently my parents got it with some proof of purchase mail ins to a diaper company when I was a baby.

Only 5 years away from full maturity, worth about 85 dollars right now.
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#2 Feb 09 2013 at 10:52 PM Rating: Excellent
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You should buy $85 worth of daipers with it for no apperent reason.
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#3 Feb 10 2013 at 1:10 AM Rating: Good
I have saving bongs I won through art classes and stuff back in high school.
I don't think I ever get to actually cash them in...ever. Best way to reward people!
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#4 Feb 10 2013 at 2:02 AM Rating: Excellent
I never got a savings bong.Smiley: glare
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I never got a raving bong. Smiley: glare
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I found a 25 year old savings bond today in my name. It was only a 50 dollar bond, apparently my parents got it with some proof of purchase mail ins to a diaper company when I was a baby.

Only 5 years away from full maturity, worth about 85 dollars right now.


That's some amazing rate of return right there!
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#7 Feb 11 2013 at 3:44 PM Rating: Good
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0$ to 85$ in 25 years not sure exactly what it'll be after the full 30. I'd try to find out what the rate of return on that investment is, but I'm afraid I'd create a black hole.

Government website says it's earning 4.00%
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TirithRR wrote:
0$ to 85$ in 25 years not sure exactly what it'll be after the full 30. I'd try to find out what the rate of return on that investment is, but I'm afraid I'd create a black hole.


I was going off the whole "it's a $50 bond, and 25 years later it's worth $85!" bit. Injecting other facts (like how much your parents may have actually paid for it) kinda ruins the joke. You joke ruiner you!
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#9 Feb 12 2013 at 12:48 AM Rating: Good
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Let's just hope that:
A. the United States doesn't go bankrupt before it matures.
B. You can still find it when its mature.
C. You can remember that you have it yet.
D. You survive till its mature.

I received a 25 dollar one from work last year. I have no clue where it's at now!

Edited, Feb 12th 2013 1:49am by Tailmon
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#10 Feb 12 2013 at 4:47 AM Rating: Good
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Why would anyone buy bonds not in bulk?
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#11 Feb 12 2013 at 5:09 AM Rating: Good
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Timelordwho wrote:
Why would anyone buy bonds not in bulk?

My Grandmother bought me some Premium Bonds when I was born. No clue where they are now.
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#12 Feb 12 2013 at 5:30 AM Rating: Good
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Timelordwho wrote:
Why would anyone buy bonds not in bulk?
In my experience, savings bonds are a favorite gift of many grandparents to their grandchildren. Usually, a single bond suffices for such a gift.
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I already said that!
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#14 Feb 12 2013 at 7:38 AM Rating: Excellent
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You hadn't said that when I started typing my post and got distracted for a while before coming back to finish it, so there. Smiley: tongue
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#15 Feb 12 2013 at 7:59 AM Rating: Good
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Remember the old SimCity 2k where you started with no money but a 50k bond?

Tough times. But it all paid off when you got that llama tower.
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Remember the old SimCity 2k where you started with no money but a 50k bond?

Tough times. But it all paid off when you got that llama tower.


My, how the times have changed.

For a while, I just watched the **** flow from my citizens’ houses to the sewage plant. I had an advisor chirping that we needed to expand, and with a click of the mouse, I was in X-ray sewage mode; the buildings and streets were gone, and I could suddenly see all the waste flowing beneath my burg.
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I always felt Sim City needed Poopavision.
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#18 Feb 12 2013 at 9:13 AM Rating: Good
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Timelordwho wrote:
Why would anyone buy bonds not in bulk?
In my experience, savings bonds are a favorite gift of many grandparents to their grandchildren. Usually, a single bond suffices for such a gift.
I got loads of savings bonds when I was a baby/toddler from grandparents and aunts and uncles. They basically bought me a computer and my books for college.
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Holy crap, I just remembered that when hubby and I got married, I set up an allotment for his military pay to buy a bond every month and we continued that after he retired from the Navy. I need to check our Treasury Direct account and see what's in there.
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Holy crap, I just remembered that when hubby and I got married, I set up an allotment for his military pay to buy a bond every month and we continued that after he retired from the Navy. I need to check our Treasury Direct account and see what's in there.


You're probably a millionaire by now! Smiley: nod
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#22 Feb 13 2013 at 9:22 AM Rating: Good
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You people seem to have missed the point of this thread. Tirrith wants help deciding what to spend the $85 on 5 years from now.
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#23 Feb 13 2013 at 9:27 AM Rating: Good
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Buy a ticket to a sporting event?
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Added much later because I felt like it.

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#25 Feb 14 2013 at 4:20 AM Rating: Excellent
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I had a couple of $25 and $50 bonds given to me when I was a baby, I was disappointed when I cashed them out, I don't even remember what I bought with the money, I am sure it was something that either sucked or was drank away.
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