Bond monitor

Know what your savings bonds are doing with this program.

Savings Bond Wizard gives users a tool to help them manage their savings bonds. Using a very simple format, this is a great tool that will save time and headaches by doing all the complicated calculations for you.

This program isn't much to look at, but gets its job done. Its basic black and white screen takes a little clicking around and possibly a trip to the Help file to fully understand management and entry of data. Fortunately, the program is organized in a way that users should only need the information on their physical savings bond to fully utilize this program. Data was smoothly added to this program and presented itself very easily. We were able to look at how much money a particular bond has earned, rate, yield, and maturity date. The part we particularly found useful is that all statistics are calculated automatically, leaving little room for error.

The program is light on special features. Users can run a variety of reports and sort their bonds in several different fashions, which could be useful for those with an overwhelming number. One aspect we would have liked to see is a reminder system when a bond matures, but that simply would have been icing on a cake that already performs its job at a high level. With a very basic layout and good performance, we recommend Savings Bond Wizard for anyone curious about their investments.

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