Inflation Warriors: It’s Time To Buy I Bonds


  • The current fixed rate of 0.5% is likely to fall on May 1, possibly to as low as 0.2%.
  • I Bond investors can lock in that 0.5% fixed rate for up to 30 years by investing before April 30.
  • A new inflation-adjusted variable rate is also coming May 1 and may be substantially lower than the current 2.32%.

I failed to follow my own advice this week. I put in an order to buy my full 2019 allotment of U.S. Series I Savings Bonds on March 28. Why? Because the time is right to buy I Bonds.

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About Tipswatch

Author of blog, David Enna is a long-time journalist based in Charlotte, N.C. A past winner of two Society of American Business Editors and Writers awards, he has written on real estate and home finance, and was a founding editor of The Charlotte Observer's website.
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