Savings Bonds

Savings Bonds are a low-risk savings product that earns interest while protecting you from inflation.  They’re sold at face value.  Check out this table for a comparison of TIPS and Series I Savings Bonds 
http://www.treasurydirect.gov/indiv/products/prod_tipsvsibonds.htm.

EE/E Savings Bonds

EEE Savings Bonds>http://www.treasurydirect.gov/indiv/products/prod_eebonds_glance.htm  are a secure savings product that pays interst based on current market rates for up to 30 years.  Electronic  EE Savings Bonds are sold at ace value in Treasury Direct.  Paper EE Bons are sold at 1/2 face value.