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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Older and Richer

Today, marked a major milestone — officially adding to my “senior” status.

WHY Older?

I filed for Medicare to start in Feb on my 65th birthday.

And RICHER?

While searching for my birth certificate, I re-located some savings bonds received years ago when folks gave them as gifts for birthdays, weddings and similar celebrations. Curious if any had matured, I went to the TreasuryDirect site, where you can calculate the value of paper savings bonds.

One bond had matured as of last year. Its value with accrued interest was over 5X the initial purchase cost.

When it comes to savings bonds — older is better — BUT not so much for humans.

13 comments:

Elaine said...

Well, older is better in humans too, because if you don't get older you're in the ground. Congrats on your promotion to "senior"!

Emma Springfield said...

I am enjoying being a "senior". I worked hard most of my life and I appreciate the opportunity to take it a little easier. Congratulations on your upcoming status.

DeniseinVA said...

Congratulations and thank you for that link on savings bonds. It reminded me that we have a few that have been tucked away for years.

A Quiet Corner said...

Older IS better....you'll see!...:)JP

Limulus said...

You're not older....just matured like a fine wine. And now a RICH one!!!!!! Does this mean I can become a 'kept man'?????
Grenville, (always available to be taken to dinner!!!!)

Anvilcloud said...

Congrats on reaching ripe old seniordom. It's like they paid you to become a senior.

Out on the prairie said...

I have a few years so will rely on what our prez offers.

Montanagirl said...

Well, looks like you're joining the ranks of the rest of us Senior Citizens! And I agree with Elaine - if you're getting older, you're at least not in the ground. I for one, am happy with that idea.

Rebecca said...

Surely you are five times smarter and more experienced than you were when that bond was purchased! But I bet you can't run five times faster.

Daisy said...

Well, congratulations on your new status and on your new-found wealth! :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How neat! I hope everything goes well...for all of us retirees! Enjoy your week!

William Kendall said...

I've got a few savings bonds stashed away, but not cashable for some time to come. They can stay that way, just let the interest grow.

betty said...

What a great find with those bonds and to also find out they had matured in value!

betty

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