SERIES EE BONDS
Series EE bonds are a reliable, low risk government-backed savings product. EE Bonds purchased between May 1997 and April 2005 issue dates increase in value each month based on a 5 year treasury security yield and earn a variable mixed based rate of return. EE Bonds purchased on or after May 1, 2005 earn a fixed rate of return. Rates are announced by the Treasury Department each May and November.
SERIES I BONDS
Series I Bonds are sold at face value, earn interest, and protect you from inflation. I Bonds reach fixed maturity in 30 years.
You can purchase U.S. Savings Bonds electronically through TreasuryDirect, www.treasurydirect.gov.