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While I Bonds aren’t exactly a secret, they don’t get the amount of coverage they deserve — especially in an interest rate environment such as today’s in which yields on the other type of inflation-adjusted bonds (TIPS) are negative, even all the way out to 30-year maturities.
Presumably, that lack of discussion is for a combination of reasons. Nobody makes any money promoting I Bonds. There are no mutual funds that own them. There’s an annual purchase limit. And a lot of people don’t really like dealing with TreasuryDirect.
But as Harry Sit points out, there’s one easy way to buy some I Bonds each year:
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