Matured Savings Bonds
Keep Your Interest Growing
Over $13 billion worth of savings bonds have stopped earning interest but have not been redeemed, according to the U. S. Department of the Treasury. If you have any of these bonds, Uncle Sam is using your money – and you are getting nothing in return.
Look it up
The Treasury Department has created a website to check if bonds are still earning interest. All you need is your Social Security Number.
To access the Treasury Hunt database, do the following:
The following savings bonds no longer earn interest:
SERIES ISSUE DATE
E May 1941 through October 1976
H June 1952 through October 1976
HH January 1980 through October 1986
Savings Notes May 1967 through October 1970
A, B, C, D, F, G, J, K All Issues
Information about savings bonds no longer earning interest is updated often, but may be incomplete.
There are many advantages to taking the time to check this out. You can put your money to work where it will work for you and not for Uncle Sam. You could put this excess money into a fixed annuity where the principal is guaranteed and the interest rate is guaranteed. Also, the income is guaranteed for life when annuitized and earnings grow tax-deferred.