By David Enna, Tipswatch.com
It’s hard to believe, but I am now traveling in southern Italy and Sicily for three weeks. Travel is wonderful, even with the Covid limitations. Trying to stay safe …
Traveling in this region means I am often in remote areas with iffy Internet connections, and little time to ponder the complications of inflation-protected investments, or to answer your questions posted in the comments. Sorry! I am trying to make sure all new comments get approved and I will try to answer questions when I can.
What this means
Sicily is 6 hours ahead of the U.S. Eastern time. That means the April 12 inflation report — one of the most important of the year — will hit at 2:30 p.m. in Italy, and I will be stuck in transit between two cities at that hour. I will not be able to post the inflation report — and its effect on the I Bond variable rate — until a few hours later. This is a key report because it will set the I Bond’s new variable rate. It will be exciting news, I am sure.
I actually try to schedule travels to avoid this happening, especially for the key April and October CPI releases, but this is a trip that was delayed and rescheduled three times because of Covid. I will try to get a post up as soon as I can on April 12, and then provide further updates.
Traveling also means I am without my usual tools for editing and calculating, so forgive any typos and miscalculations (unforgivable!) that I might make along the way.
Meantime, enjoy these photos. I you recognize the locations, you are a true world traveler:
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Sorry to interrupt the vacation What about the very interesting post in seeking alpha about gifting the I bonds at a later year so you can lock the current rates?
I am back in the U.S., FYI. For more information on the TreasuryDirect “gift box,” I have been directing readers to this article, one of the best I have read on the topic: https://thefinancebuff.com/buy-i-bonds-as-gift.html
I enjoy and benefit from your detailed analysis, but we will survive without you for several weeks. Enjoy your vacation!
Ah, relax for a bit and enjoy the trip I say David. As always your info is highly appreciated.
Enjoy the vaco – and thanks for all you’ve done to illuminate the worlds of iBonds, TIPS and Inflation
Remember when we use to travel to get away from it all!!! The good old days!
Enjoy your vacation. Wear a mask and use that hand sanitizer. I have traveled in 23 countries, but I had to cheat for your answers. Hey, I am honest.
1) Cattedrale di Palermo 2) Cefalu’s landscape 3) Doric temple of Segesta
Here is a paragraph from my Scandinavian backpacking trip:
It is Friday morning, and I got my ticket to ride to Bergen!!! It will prove to be a memorable trip. The train ride has been voted one of the most scenic train rides in the world-no I don’t know who did the voting. It may be more scenic than the TranzAlpine trip I took in New Zealand. I feel very fortunate to secure one ticket two days before I will leave. The travel books recommend securing tickets 2 months before departure.
I went to internet cafes, so using foreign keyboards was challenging.
Yes, you are correct on the photos. Excellent detective work. I took that Bergen train years ago and agree it is spectacular.