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Look - I'm not saying that I-bonds are a bad thing. I'm just saying that characterizing them as a 'locked in high yield' isn't correct either. They need to be purchased with the understanding that the rate they pay can and does vary, and can go as low as 0%. If that fits in your portfolio, great. But if you are looking for a bond that produces a set amount of income, or a minimum of what they are currently producing, then they probably aren't so great.

Agreed. It works for me (and DW). While I have your attention, AJ (and I value greatly your generously provided expert advice here in TMF), do you happen to know whether the interest payments are deposited automatically into the bank account linked to the treasurydirect account I created? I'd think so, but I haven't tracked down the answer yet.
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