Savings Bonds Answers

Q. How do I purchase US Savings Bonds?


You can buy electronic savings bonds at www.treasurydirect.gov. Opening a TreasuryDirect account is free, and, once it's established, you can:

  • Buy, manage, and redeem Series EE and I electronic savings bonds.
  • Convert Series EE and I paper savings bonds to electronic through the SmartExchange feature.
  • Purchase electronic savings bonds as a gift.
  • Enroll in a payroll savings plan for purchasing electronic bonds.
  • Invest in other Treasury securities such as bills, notes, bonds, and TIPS (Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities).

For a self guided tour of TreasuryDirect go to: www.treasurydirect.gov/indiv/TDTour/default.htm