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7 Great Reasons to Invest in Government Bonds

There's no time like today to begin saving to provide for a secure tomorrow. Whether you're saving for a new home, car, vacation, education, retirement, or for a rainy day, U.S. Savings Bonds can help you reach your goals with safety, market-based yields, and tax benefits.

  • Bonds are easy to buy!
    You can buy EE Bonds and I Bonds through most financial institutions and through the Payroll Savings Plan where you work. You can also buy savings bonds with an automatic deduction from your bank account through EasySaver. You pay no fee or commission!

  • Bonds are safe and secure!
    U.S. Savings Bonds are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States. Bonds can be replaced if lost, stolen, or destroyed , as long as it can be established that the bonds haven't been cashed or, if cashed, have been paid in error to the wrong person.

  • Bonds are a market based investment!
    The Series EE savings bonds you buy today will earn market-based rates for 30 years.

  • Bonds are a liquid, long-term investment!
    Your investment will grow for 30 years, but bonds can be cashed anytime after six months.

  • Bonds can be used for education savings!
    U.S. Savings Bonds may provide tax savings when used to finance higher education.

  • Bonds have tax advantages!
    Interest earned on U.S. Savings Bonds is exempt from State and local income tax. You can also defer paying Federal income tax on the interest until you cash your bond or until it stops earning interest in 30 years.

  • Bonds are good for America!
    The money invested in savings bonds directly helps finance our country's borrowing needs.

Information provided by savingsbond.gov. For more information, visit www.savingsbond.gov.

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