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CDs

8 types of CD accounts

Richard Barrington

A review of the characteristics of different types of CDs can help you decide which is the best fit for your needs.

Complete Guide to Setting Up A CD Ladder

Richard Barrington

Learn how a CD ladder can work to your advantage, and how to set it up.

November Fed update: Fed doesn't act on bank rates - but consumers can

Richard Barrington

No action by the Fed on rates leaves it up to consumers to protect themselves by finding higher savings account rates.

September Fed update: Bank rate increase delay, how consumers can prepare

Richard Barrington

The Fed continues to delay raising rates, but taking action seems increasingly imminent.

5 moves to optimize your CD ladder investments

Richard Barrington

CD ladders can help you manage yield and liquidity, and they can also be tailored for current circumstances.

5 reasons why CDs are perfect for low risk investors

Richard Barrington

CDs are perfect for low risk investors because they offer a guarantee of principal along with a fixed interest rate and predictable cash flow.

6 essential truths on today's CD rates

Richard Barrington

Understanding these things about today's CD rates can boost the interest you earn on your savings.

5 factors that could drive interest rates higher

Richard Barrington

It's been a long time since interest rates rose, but these pressures could be what finally pushes them upward.

Why inflation is still a threat to your retirement

Richard Barrington

Inflation may be relatively mild today, but even a minor acceleration in price increases could profoundly affect your retirement planning.

Bonds vs. CDs: A secure-investment showdown

Richard Barrington

Both Treasury bonds and CDs can be safe sources of income, but the length of your investment may determine which is the better choice.

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