Savings Bond Wizard - Updating the Database

NOTE: The Savings Bond Wizard update for the November 1, 2017 savings bond rate release is the final update. As of the next savings bond rate release on May 1, 2018, the Savings Bond Wizard will no longer be available. However, at that time we'll provide instructions on our website on how to convert your Wizard files to the Savings Bond Calculator.

To keep up with current values, you should update your Savings Bond Wizard® program after savings bond rates are announced every May and November. The update will contain all available redemption values from January 1996 through the new rate period.

How to Update the Wizard

The easiest way to update the Wizard is to use the Automatic Update. If you have problems, you can update the application using the Manual Update instructions.

Automatic Update:

  1. Open the Wizard.
  2. Select "Tools" from the menu bar.
  3. Select "Redemption Values..."
  4. Select "Automatic Update."
  5. When the box says "Update Complete", select "Close."

Manual Update:

To manually update your Wizard, you will need to download the new values file, then open Wizard and run the manual update.

Download to Desktop

  1. Select the "sbwcrv."
  2. From the "Save in:" drop-down box, select "Desktop."
  3. Select "Save."

Run Manual Update

  1. Open the Wizard.
  2. Select “Tools” from the menu bar.
  3. Select “Redemption Values…”
  4. Select “Manual Update.”
  5. If you downloaded to a removable storage device, insert the device into your computer.
  6. Select “Browse.”
  7. From the “Look in:” drop-down box, select the location to which you downloaded the values file.
  8. Select the "sbwcrv"  file.
  9. Select “Open.”
  10. Select “Update.”
  11. When the box says "Update Complete", select "Close."

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