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Following up to myself, currently EE bonds are guaranteed to reach full value (i.e. double in value) in 17 years. That corresponds to a yield of approximately 4.23% -- if you hold that long. If 5-year yields remain at similar levels, that guarantee will kick in.

I-bonds are a cheap, easy way to get some inflation protection.
EE-bonds are a cheap, easy way to get an interest rate floor (if you are long term).
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