Today, marked a major milestone — officially adding to my “senior” status.
I filed for Medicare to start in Feb on my 65th birthday.
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.