**#1**Oct 5th, 2009

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Okay, let's figure this out. Series 120 (Nov.1, 2009) 1 Year Interest 0.40%.

Suppose I had $10 000 000. Yep, that's a 1 followed by 7 zeros, and I purchased Series 120, my annual interest would be $40 000. Yep, that's a 4 followed by 4 zeros. Not quite enough to live on; still would have to collect bottles from the ditches to top up my income!

Now, more realistically, suppose I purchased $10 000 of these bonds. After a year, I'd earn $40. That's about $3.33 a month. Double-double anyone?

Question: Who in their right mind would buy these bonds, with 40¢ interest on a $100 investment?