Monthly Archives: October 2019

I Bond Investors: Act Now, Don’t Delay

Summary I Bonds issued before November 1 will carry a permanent fixed rate of 0.50%, creating a real return higher than that of a 5-, 10- or 20-year TIPS. The Treasury will reset this fixed rate on November 1, and … Continue reading

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Inflation Report Sets Social Security COLA At 1.6%; I Bond’s Variable Rate Rises To 2.02%

Summary The Social Security COLA of 1.6% for 2020 is well below this year’s increase of 2.8%, reflecting the dip in overall U.S. inflation this year. The variable interest rate for U.S. Series I Savings Bonds will rise to 2.02% … Continue reading

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