What do you think I should do with savings bonds I've been given over the years?
I'd cash them out now and invest them in something better. Savings bonds earn almost no money. Plus, they're the kind of things people just leave lying around and forget about.
Back in the day it was a big thing to get and give savings bonds. We'd get them for birthday presents and such. Then, we'd wait until they matured and cash them out.
That's exactly what I'd do in your case, Ashley. Cash them out today and put the money into good growth stock mutual funds. You'll be glad you did!