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Can't buy bonds

Published December 22. 2012 09:03AM

Dear Editor:

For a number of years I have purchased U.S. Savings Bonds for my grandson and my nieces and nephews. I bought them at my local brand of Niagara Bank. I thought I was helping the kids when they reached college age, and I also thought I was helping my country by purchasing the bonds.

This year I was told the bank no longer sells the bonds. The teller said that I could buy them online. She also told me that I could use our local library's computer if I didn't have my own computer. That is all well and good, but I don't have a credit card.

I have a feeling that many of the people who purchase savings bonds are rather old (I'm 70) and may not have a computer or a credit card. We are left out in the cold. Can you please contact the Treasury Department and find out why this policy was changed? In the meantime, my nieces and nephews and grandson won't get savings bonds and the U.S. government will lose some much needed funds.

Thank you for your assistance on this.

Sincerely,

Roy Christman, Lehighton

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