Unredeemed U.S. Savings Bonds: Questions and Answers

The U.S. Treasury's Bureau of the Public Debt is holding 44.7 million matured, unredeemed savings bonds worth $16.3 billion -- and one of them could belong to your family. "Matured" means they have finished earning interest. "Unredeemed" means the owners haven't cashed them in. When you consider that savings bonds take 20 to 40 years to mature, it's easy to see how people could forget about them. The good news is that in 2000 the Treasury Department started its "Treasury Hunt" website, where...Full Story
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