My late husband bought EE Bonds for each of four children; however, some of the four have more bonds than the others. How or where can I even this up without having to buy new bonds? Some of them are fairly close to maturity.

This depends on the names in which the EE U.S. savings bonds were issued. At the time of purchase, a bond can be registered to a single person (“single ownership”) or to two people (“co-ownership”), or it can be registered to a primary owner and a beneficiary (“beneficiary”). In the case of co-ownership, either named individual can do whatever he or she likes with the bond without consent of the other person; if one dies, the other becomes the single …