Buying EE Savings Bonds
On this page:
- What is an EE Bond?
- Who may own an EE Bond?
- What do EE Bonds cost?
- How much can I buy?
- Where can I buy EE Bonds?
- Who owns the bond and who can cash it?
An EE Savings Bond is a U.S. Treasury security that earns interest for up to 30 years.
EE Bonds issued since May 2005 earn a fixed rate of interest. You know the interest the bond will earn when you buy it.
For EE Bonds bought between May 1, 2014 – October 31, 2014: Current rate = 0.50%.
Older EE Bonds earn interest in different ways. More on EE Bond Rates
|Individuals||Yes, if you have a Social Security Number and meet any one of these three conditions:
|Trust, estate, corporation, partnership or other entity||Yes|
Special note about minors (children; under age 18)
A minor may own EE Bonds. However, a minor may not open an online account, buy bonds, or conduct other transactions. An adult custodian, such as a parent, may open an online account for the minor that is linked to the adult's online account. The adult can buy securities and conduct other transactions for the minor.
|Electronic||You pay the face value. For example, an electronic $50 EE Bond costs $50.
Electronic EE Bonds come in any amount to the penny for $25 or more. For example, you could buy a $50.23 bond.
Up to $10,000 per year, per Social Security Number Note: In any one year, for any one Social Security Number, you can buy $10,000 per year in electronic EE Bonds
|Electronic EE Bonds|
We no longer support buying paper bonds. If you bought bonds through your employer in the past, open a TreasuryDirect account and buy bonds. Answers to questions about the change in paper payroll savings bonds
When you buy the bond, you must register it. How you register it determines who owns the bond and who can cash it. Registering an EE Bond