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Subject: Re: I-bonds in an IRA Date: 8/30/2003 10:06 AM
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"I would like to purchase government I-bonds to sit in a regular IRA account, but I don't know how to bring this about..."

The replies to my question are appreciated. My reasons for wishing to do this "foolish" thing are that I am semi-retired and drawing on my savings, have much more tax-deferred than non-tax-deferred money, and have other uses for the latter (including municipal bonds). Maximizing tax-deferred money is not in itself an objective for me any more. Anyway, if I could buy I-bonds in an IRA, I might at some time want to cash them in and buy something else in the IRA, (like new I-bonds with a higher fixed rate), and I wouldn't have to pay taxes at the time. The down-side, of course, is missing the state tax benefit plus having to pay any fees the trustee charged. I wanted to include inflation-protected bonds as part of the bond component of a diversified portfolio (by transferring from another IRA investment).

Anyway, noone seems knows of a bank, etc., that would do this. So, I'm thinking about Vanguard Inflation-Protected Securities Fund (in my IRA). Any opinions on that?
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