CDs & Saving

  • What is a Certificate of Deposit?

    A certificate of deposit (CD) is a savings account that allows you to earn more interest than a regular savings account. If you have money you don't think you will need, locking it into a CD may be a good idea.
    By Marce June 29, 2011 

  • Interest Rate Term Structures

    As the maturity of an asset increases so must its interest rate to account for greater risk. However, interest term structures are not linear as maturities increase.
    By John Garger June 29, 2011 

  • Bond Basics: Callable Bonds

    It just takes a trigger to shoot; a finger to stop a war and a kind word to make someone's day and all you need to lose your shirt with wild interest rate fluctuations is an option called as " call" which is with all callable bonds. So...
    By Ashwin Satyanarayana June 28, 2011 

  • Is a Variable Annuity Right for You?

    Discover basic facts of the variable annuity. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of variable annuities to determine if they are right for you.
    By ShawnTe June 27, 2011 

  • Investing in a Safe High Yield CD

    Certificates of Deposit (CDs) are a risk-free financial product if you are able to spare funds for a given time period and determined not to withdraw it before the maturity date. Here, you'll find tips on safe high yield investing.
    By Ksingh June 27, 2011 

  • Bad Financial Consultants: Who to Avoid

    What makes a good financial planner stand out? It’s quite important to learn how to discern one, especially if you badly need someone to help you put your personal finances in shape. Know why the Better Business Bureau gives warnings about bad...
    By ciel s cantoria June 15, 2011 

  • Pay off Debt or Put Money Away? Which is Better

    The current job market and economic climate makes the choice between paying off debt or putting money away contingent upon a person's assessment of their overall financial portfolio. Putting money away seems to trump paying off debt nowadays.
    By MsConnie June 14, 2011 

  • Calculating 401(k) Early Withdrawal Penalties

    If you are thinking of making withdrawals or borrowing from your 401(k) account, you may be concerned about taxes and penalties. Learn more about calculating 401k early withdrawal penalties and how to avoid them altogether.
    By Faith Oh June 14, 2011 

  • Frequently Asked Questions about Certificates of Deposit

    Find out exactly what a CD is and how it may help you save money. Learn about the five types of CDs, including zero-coupon CDs and liquid CDs.
    By randalarias May 24, 2011 

  • What Is the Difference Between a Living Will and a Power of Attorney?

    Do you know the difference between a Power of Attorney and a living will? What are the various reasons for drawing up these legal documents? This article explains these terms and provides information related to their use.
    By Kantha Wijeratne May 20, 2011 
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