Although they wax and wane in popularity over the years, bonds remain a core portfolio component for many investors.
When you buy a US savings bond, you issue a loan to the US federal government, on which it then pays you interest over time.
If you already own savings bonds and want to find their present value, the answer will depend on whether they are paper or electronic.
You can buy up to $5,000 of paper bonds yearly in $50 increments. This amount is in addition to the allowance for electronic bonds.
All you need to do is log into your TreasuryDirect account and navigate to the screen for selling securities from your account.