We all remember savings bonds. Once a popular gift for young children, parents could secure the bonds knowing that they could cash them out in the future.
At that time, savings bonds were typically purchased through an employer or a local financial institution. What made them particularly appealing was the ability to purchase a $50.00 savings bond for $25.00. The idea was to hold onto the bond until maturity, where the bond could be redeemed at face value, plus any interest accrued.