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Author: Foolferlove Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 35367  
Subject: Re: Tracking value of savings bonds Date: 4/10/2004 12:53 PM
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In Quicken, I have an investment account titled "Savings Bonds" where I keep them. Each time I make a purchase (it has been a while, but I am buying more this week), I create a new "security" using the month/year of purchase, the denomination, and the type of bond.

I do something a little different. I enter all of my savings bonds in Savings Bonds Wizard where I can keep track of each individual bond, and it will compute the redemption value for me.

But in Quicken, I just have a generic Savings Bond security with a denomination of $50, and whenever I make a purchase, i just "buy" as many of the $50 bonds that equal my purchase. This keeps track of my principle. But then each month I use Savings Bond wizard to figure out the total interest I would have earned if I cashed all my bonds. I then enter this in quicken, with today's date as "interest earned".

So basically Quicken just keeps track of my total bond worth, principle and interest. I don't feel the need to track each savings bond in quicken.
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