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If it's any consolation, ems79, continuing to hold I-bonds from the early 2000s isn't such a bad strategy, either. (I recognize that you're seeking a funding mechanism for schooling, of course.) At 3-plus percent fixed interest plus inflation, they are--in the current environment--one of the best fixed-income options available. While I've sold off some I-bonds in recent years to help with large purchases (house and car), I've specifically left untouched my I-bond purchases from the aforementioned era.

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