Treasury Securities Options
The U.S. Department of the Treasury provides six simple, safe and convenient options to help people save money for the future, including:
- Treasury Bills – Short-term government securities with maturities ranging from a few days to 52 weeks.
- Treasury Notes – Government securities that are issued with maturities of 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10 years and pay interest every six months.
- Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) – TIPS pay interest every six months and are issued with maturities of 5, 10 and 30 years. The principal is adjusted for changes in the Consumer Price Index.
- Treasury Bonds – Long-term securities that pay interest every six months and mature in 30 years.
- EE Savings Bonds – Low-risk savings options that earn interest for 30 years.
- I Savings Bonds – Low-risk savings options that earn interest while protecting you from inflation.
You can purchase Treasury securities directly from the Treasury Department by opening a TreasuryDirect account.