Why Do You Need an Emergency Fund?
- Job loss or unemployment
- Medical or dental bills
- Home repairs
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.
1Federal law limits the number of certain types of withdrawals and transfers from a Money Market Account to a combined total of six per calendar month per account. There is no limit on the number of withdrawals by ATM or by Official Check mailed to you. If you exceed these transaction limitations during any calendar month we may assess an Excessive Withdrawal Fee or refuse to pay each transaction in excess of the limitations. If you exceed these limits on more than an occasional basis, we reserve the right to close your account.
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