I received my first $100 US government savings bond at age sixteen as a essay contest award winner. Ever since then I've been hooked. I love the fact that savings bonds are safe, secure investments that unlike the stock market, won't loose me money and will let me rest easily at night.
There are certainly plenty of financial analysts, stock brokers, and other financial pundits out there that will knock US savings bonds as an investment choice. They'll say the returns on savings bonds aren't high enough, they don't keep up with inflation, or that savings bonds just aren't that great of an investment vehicle.
I disagree, and here is why.