Savings bonds in general can be bought at any banking institution, credit union or even online at a government treasury website. They are extremely easy to buy because they are affordable. EE savings bonds can be bought at only half the denomination that they will eventually be valued, which makes it a long-term investment. Savings bonds can be bought at as little as $25 or as much as $10,000. For example, if you buy an EE savings bond of $50, you will pay $25 for that particular bond. Each person who purchases savings bonds can do so up to a total amount of $30,000 each year, or a $60,000 face value. The best thing about EE savings bonds is that they are completely safe and secure. They can be replaced if they are stolen, lost or destroyed as long as they have not been cashed or it is proven that they were cashed by the wrong person.
at 3:31 PM on Sep. 25, 2009