Readers will recall that a few nights ago (late Wednesday, October 19) I opened an account with Treasury Direct. I wanted to add some U.S. I-Bonds to my portfolio, and Treasury Direct looked like the best way to get it done.
As soon as I opened the account, I set up a transfer from ING Direct. I noticed that this afternoon, my ING Direct account showed the withdrawal of funds. And this evening, my Treasury Direct account shows that I'm now an official I Bond holder.
Pretty quick turnaround, huh? I'm impressed.