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On the money

September 3, 2007

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U.S. Treasury savings bonds have a long track record as a method of risk-free saving and can be purchased for as little as $25. To learn more, here are a few places worth visiting on the Web:

¢ Bankrate.com (www.bankrate.com/brm/ green/investing/investing3-1a.asp) provides descriptions of different types of U.S. Treasury bonds.

¢ FinAid (www.finaid.org/savings/bonds.phtml) discusses U.S. savings bonds as a tool for helping cover a college education.

¢ New York State Society of CPAs (www.nysscpa.org/cpajournal/old/11726041.htm) explains different types of savings bonds and tax considerations.

¢ Treasury Direct - U.S. Department of Treasury (www.savingsbonds.gov/indiv/indiv.htm) features insights about different U.S. Treasury savings bonds under "Are You Looking For" links.

¢ U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (www.sec.gov/answers/savingsbond.htm) offers an easy-to-understand overview of three types of basic savings bonds.

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