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How much do U.S. Treasury bonds cost?

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A United States Treasury bond can be purchased in different increments and are sold at face value; for example, a $50 bond will cost $50. There are no other fees or hidden costs.

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A U.S. citizen can purchase up to $10,000 in bonds each year. Today, a citizen can purchase traditional bonds as well as EE Bonds. EE Bonds provide a way to purchase and manage bonds without having paper bonds, which can be lost or damaged. They also offer an account that is accessible online at any time, and payroll savings.

To purchase bonds, a person must have a U.S. social security number, and even minors can own bonds. The bonds will continue earning interest for up to 30 years.

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