No. of Recommendations: 1
I know I can still go to a bank and get paper, but if this is so great perhaps I should do it.

I suppose I'm the opposite of you. The only paper bonds I've ever had were purchased for me by my grandparents. I remember growing up, being able to look at the paper certificate every so often, and being impressed and amazed by it. I suppose it was a piece of my financial education when growing up.

That being said, I personally wouldn't go back to buying a i-bond from a bank. It would actually feel strange. The bank is involved, but they don't really know this, because I use the internet for it all. I like being totally in control, and not having to explain anything to someone at a bank, who definitely knows less about my situation than I do.

I can go to the website, and get a *fair* amount of information about the i-bonds, and then hook it to my account, and purchase bonds, view my account, etc, all at the time of my choosing. And the best part is that it doesn't involve anyone else, unless I want it to. It is more efficient for the businesses doing the transactions, but it is also better for me.

I would suggest taking a look, but that is assuming you have the same comforts that I have.
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