If you’re worried about all the bank failures or low interest rates on savings accounts, you might be tempted to withdraw your savings. But where would you put it?
Check out http://www.Treasurydirect.gov. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities are not for everyone, but they might suit you. You can also learn about Treasury bills, notes and bonds, including how to purchase. Or, if you still have an old bond, perhaps a gift you received long ago, you can check to see if your bond is still earning interest.