4 Common Budgeting Mistakes
- No specific motivation
- Unrealistic spending estimates
- Overlooked expenses
- Too many restrictions
What’s the safest way to grow your money and still get a great rate? Many investors choose Certificates of Deposit (CDs), popular low-risk/high-yield FDIC-insured accounts (insured to the maximum allowed by law) that offer a broad range of maturities and yields. At Discover Bank, we make the job of finding the right CD easy. You can open a Discover CD Account online with as little as $2,500, and you can fund it with money you already have in another bank account. You’ll find that Discover CDs offer the rates and terms to meet your needs, whether your time frame is three months, ten years, or somewhere in between.
Once you’re clear about your goals and how soon you will need your money, you’ll have a better idea of what types of investments are best for you.
A CD is a low-risk deposit account that pays a fixed interest rate. The longer the term of the CD, the higher the rate and the returns are usually higher than checking, savings and money market accounts. When your CD matures, you receive your principal plus accrued interest. If you need a dependable return on your money, but don’t need your money for a period of time, CDs can be an excellent choice. Keep in mind, too, that Discover CDs offer convenient renewal options at maturity.
Finding the best place to save is just as important as finding the best interest rates. Moody’s, Bankrate.com and S&P assess the financial strength and performance of hundreds of banks. Look for the best bank rating available (AAA-rated or 5-star), which indicates a secure place for your money.
In addition to CDs, Discover also offers other types of accounts designed to help address the growth and safety of your savings. Our Money Market Accounts, for example, offer high yields and easy access to your money1, while our Online Savings Account can help you with your short term savings goals. Apply for an account online in minutes or call our 24-hour U.S-based Customer Service at 1-800-347-7000.
The article and information provided herein are for informational purposes only and are not intended as a substitute for professional advice.
1 Federal law limits certain types of withdrawals and transfers from savings and money market accounts to a combined total of 6 per calendar month per account. There are no limits on ATM withdrawals or official checks mailed to you. To get an account with an unlimited number of transactions, consider opening a Discover Cashback Debit account. If you go over these limitations on more than an occasional basis, your account may be closed. See Section 11 of the Deposit Account Agreement for more details.
Online and mobile banking have a lot in common, but there are some distinct differences.Read Article
Personal finance expert Jim Wang offers tips and best practices on how to use your emergency fund.Read Article
Whether you’ve lost your job or are a recent graduate entering the workforce, these tips from career experts can help you pursue career opportunities during a recession.Read Article
1 “Expenditures on Children by Families, 2015,” Revised March 2017, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, United States Department of Agriculture.
When you’re setting up a home office for remote work, keep these key principles from ergonomic experts in mind. Your body—and your productivity—will thank you.Read Article
Take these steps to protect your retirement savings from a crash without sacrificing your family’s needs today.Read Article