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15 Second Savings Bond Lesson - Purchasing Bonds

Posted on August 22, 2017

What You Need To Know About Purchasing Savings Bonds In 15 Seconds From

  • As of January 2012, only electronic Series EE and Series I Savings Bonds are available for purchase.
  • You can no longer purchase paper bonds at a bank.
  • The only way to obtain paper Savings Bonds is via a Federal Income Tax Refund. You can “purchase” up to $5,000 in paper Series I Bonds annually with your tax refund.
  • The minimum savings bond purchase is $25, the maximum purchase is $10,000.
  • In a single calendar year you can purchase up to $10,000 in electronic Series EE bonds, up to $10,000 in electronic Series I bonds, AND $5,000 in paper Series I Bonds.

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