As Americans watch their retirement accounts and investment portfolios atrophy, I thought I'd offer an antidote: There could be thousands of dollars worth of U.S. savings bonds in your family's name that you've forgotten to cash in.
Here's a consumer quiz for you. True or false? "You should hang on to U.S. savings bonds as long as possible." The answer is false. Today's U.S. savings bonds mature in 30 years. After that, they stop going up in value. (There was a time when the government also...Full Story