It's Always a Good Time for Financial Planning

Whether saving for retirement, a home or a college education, everyone wants a simple and reliable way to take control of their financial future. Now, you can help people find out how easy it can be to get a fresh start on their long-term savings goals. Through Ready.Save.Grow., the U.S. Department of the Treasury offers tools and resources for nonprofit organizations, employers and financial institutions to share with those interested in affordable, safe and convenient Treasury savings options like U.S. Savings Bonds.

U.S. Savings Bonds can be bought online for just $25. Savings bonds are a trusted savings option that protects your principal and offers other advantages:
  • Bonds earn interest for up to 30 years.
  • The interest earned is exempt from state and local income tax.
  • The interest earned by eligible owners may also be exempt from federal income tax if bond proceeds are used to pay qualified education expenses.
   
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Search for Unredeemed Savings Bond "Treasures"

Tucked away or forgotten in safe-deposit boxes, dresser drawers and home safes, matured U.S. Savings Bonds worth $15.7 billion are waiting to be redeemed. Could some of that "forgotten treasure" belong to people in your community? Share the video below and let Treasury Hunt help others find savings bonds that are no longer earning interest and are ready to be cashed.

Montana Jones and the Raiders of the Forgotten Bonds video

Help People Convert Paper Savings Bonds to Digital with SmartExchange

U.S. Savings Bonds have gone paperless, so encourage paper savings bond holders to make the SmartExchange to digital bonds. Digital savings bonds offer the same benefits as paper savings bonds, plus they allow you to:

  • Stop worrying about misplacing or storing paper bonds.
  • Buy or cash savings bonds online any time.
  • Keep all of your bonds in one convenient location.
  • View your account activity and current bond values.
  • Continue earning interest the way your paper bonds did.

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Help Your Community Members Give the Gift of Savings

This time of year, members of your community may be looking for a gift for a recent graduate, soon-to-be newlyweds or parents of a new baby. For more than 75 years, U.S. Savings Bonds have been an ideal gift for any special occasion or holiday. Most importantly they fit any gift budget—digital savings bonds can be bought for as little as $25.

Help those in your community buy digital savings bonds as gifts. First, they’ll need to set-up a free account in TreasuryDirect—the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s secure, online system for managing digital savings bonds conveniently, 24/7. Parents will also need to set up an account for each child under the age of 18 within their own primary account.

To learn more about the benefits of buying a digital savings bond as a gift and to see a preview of the buying process, view this video. Once an account in TreasuryDirect is established, view this video and this tip sheet for step-by-step instructions for buying a digital savings bond as a gift.

For more information on buying savings bonds as gifts, visit the Give the Gift of Savings section of the Ready.Save.Grow. website.

 

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