The new fixed rate for I-Bonds is 1.4%. Since the EE bonds went to fixed rates (3.6% currently) and since the real rates on I-bonds have fallen substantially below those on TIPs (which are over 2.5% for the 5 year TIPs), the attractiveness of these tools is much reduced. Which is too bad. They used to be really nice for people to put their emergency savings in.
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