As of August 2015, an I bond is a type of savings bond that earns interest based on a combination of a fixed rate and an inflation rate, according to TreasuryDirect. It is meant to be a long-term investment. More » Business & Finance Investing

One way to invest in U.S. Treasury bonds, notes, bills or saving bonds is to buy them directly from Create an account, log in and purchase bonds to redeem them when the securities mature, explains the... More » Business & Finance Investing

Municipal bonds are an investment that is backed by the government via a state, city or county and are exempt from any kind of federal income tax, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Municipal bonds... More » Business & Finance Investing

As of 2015, Investors redeem electronic savings bonds through TreasuryDirect, but they can only redeem paper savings bond at certain local banks and financial institutions or by mailing them to the Treasury Retail Securi... More » Business & Finance Investing

The value of U.S. savings bonds is determined by using the savings bond calculator on the TreasuryDirect website, reports the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The calculator can figure the present and future values of Se... More »

Find the maturity date of U.S. savings bonds by finding the issue dates on the bonds and adding the number of years the bonds can earn interest according to the table on a U.S. Department of the Treasury website, Treasur... More »

Interest is paid on U.S. Treasury HH savings bonds at the rate of 1.5 percent of the value of the bond every six months, reports TreasuryDirect, a service of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Because HH bonds are a di... More » Business & Finance Financial Calculations