It's the end of an era. As of Saturday, it'll no longer be possible to walk into a bank or credit union and buy a U.S. savings bond – in paper form. Starting Monday, savings bonds can only be purchased online at www.treasurydirect.gov.
The paperless shift is designed to save the U.S. Treasury an estimated $120 million over the next five years, as well as help protect consumers against loss or theft of their paper bonds.
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