(MONEY Magazine) -- Question: I have a savings bond that was purchased in 1974. How can I find out its current value? -- Marva Strickland, Lexington, Ky.
Answer: Figuring out the value of an old savings bond is easy: Go to treasurydirect.gov and put in the serial number (while you're there, type in your Social Security number to see whether you have any other old bonds you've mislaid or forgotten).
Since your bond is more than 30 years old, it's no longer accruing interest, so regardless of its worth, you might as well cash it in (which you can do free at most banks).
|Overnight Avg Rate||Latest||Change||Last Week|
|30 yr fixed||3.93%||4.15%|
|15 yr fixed||3.03%||3.12%|
|30 yr refi||4.01%||4.20%|
|15 yr refi||3.09%||3.17%|
Today's featured rates:
Better-than-expected iPhone sales and record Mac sales lifted Apple in its fiscal fourth quarter. More
China's economy has clocked its worst quarter in more than five years, raising concerns over Beijing's ability to meet its own annual growth target. More
In three years, all Chicago high school students will have to take a coding course in order to graduate. More
Detroit has 80,000 dilapidated properties and 100,000 empty lots. It's trying to get more people like Antjuan Wyatt to buy them. More