Thanks to all the attention that's been paid to I Bonds and their likely upcoming rate boost, I stepped up to the plate and opened a Treasury Direct account this evening. I'll be buying a batch of I Bonds shortly.
For those who might be interested, the online account-opening process was a breeze — it took perhaps five minutes. I've linked the Treasury Direct account to my main bank account and my savings at ING Direct.
2005-10-21: "On Board With I Bonds, Part 2"
More Good Reads
My Money Blog: "I Bonds: Buying in October vs. November"
My Money Blog: "Getting Ready to Buy I Bonds"
Susan Tompor (Detroit Free Press): "Time for I Bonds Is Now"
Mark Hulbert (MarketWatch): "The I Bonds Have It"
Laura Bruce (Bankrate.com): "Hefty I Bond Rate Looms"