Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The Treasury Department’s Bureau of the Public Debt offers interest-bearing digital savings bonds for as little as $25 and Treasury marketable securities for as little as $100, and with no risk of principal loss. These savings options are offered through TreasuryDirect.gov, and can be purchased online or through payroll direct deposit after opening a free TreasuryDirect account.
To encourage people to save, Ready.Save.Grow. is partnering with non-profit organizations, such as AARP, American Savings Education Council, Center for Financial Services Innovation and Consumer Federation of America, to raise awareness about Treasury products as affordable, safe and convenient savings options.
Consumers can find savings tips and other resources, including information about Treasury savings options and how to open and manage an account at www.treasurydirect.gov/readysavegrow.