When You Should Consider a Certificate of Deposit

by Roberta Pescow 4. March 2015
Looking for safe investments that grow faster than traditional savings accounts? Take a look at certificates of deposit, or CDs, and find out when these accounts make sense and how to make the most of them. What’s a CD? CDs are deposits that offer guaranteed interest in return for keeping an amount of money in the certificate for a fixed time period. A CD is among the safest investments available at a bank insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., because that agency backs them just ... [More]

Bank Jargon 101

by Spencer Tierney 15. May 2014
Whether you just opened your first checking account or want to know all that’s on offer at your local branch, it’s wise to learn the language spoken by your bank. Consult the following list to upgrade your banking vocabulary. CD A certificate of deposit, or CD, is a savings product offered by financial institutions. It earns a higher interest rate (see below) than a regular savings account, but that comes in exchange for locking up your money for a specified period of time, from a fe... [More]

Considering a Fixed Annuity for your maturing Certificate of Deposit? Not sure how they stack up against one another?

by Marylove Moy 26. April 2011
Recently, we sent out a Fixed Annuity (FA) mailer to our 18-month Certificate of Deposit (CD) customers. We did this in hopes of offering our customers an alternative option in the event that their Certificate of Deposit is nearing maturity.  With that being said, we thought there might be other folks out there (including those who received the mailer) that could be asking themselves, "What's the difference and more importantly, which one is the most beneficial for me?" To answer this ... [More]


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