Since the time they were first issued in the 1930’s, savings bonds have proven to be one of the most popular ways for individual bond investors to save money and compound their wealth, while simultaneously financing the nation’s budget. Although the first savings bonds series A, B, C, and D were well received, it was the Series E bond, or the war bond, as it was known, that became the mostly widely held security in the history of the world. In fact, it was the E savings bond that gave citizens of the United States and moral and financial interest in winning the war, turning a foreign conflict into a direct, and powerful, reality.