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On the money

August 12, 2002

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In addition to helping our country cover its debt obligations, U.S. Treasury notes, bonds and savings bonds have a long track record as risk-free saving vehicles. Government securities come in many forms, from $25 savings bonds to Treasury bills and notes that require a $1,000 minimum investment.

If you'd like to learn more about government bonds, it might be worth a visit to one of the following Web sites:

Bankrate.com at www.bankrate.com/brm/green/sav/svgs1e.asp. It provides a good concise description of U.S. Treasury bills, notes and bonds and U.S. savings bonds.

Bonds Online at www.bondsonline.com/asp/treas/direct.asp. The site explains how Federal Reserve Treasury bond auctions work and how to purchase them online.

Bureau of the Public Debt at www.savingsbonds.gov. It features a bond growth calculator, information on tax advantages and securities basics.

InvestingInBonds.com at www.investinginbonds.com/info/igtreasury/bills.htm. It offers an easy-to-understand investor's guide to securities.

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