Along with savings accounts and money market accounts, CDs are some of the safest places to keep your money. That’s because money held in a CD is insured for up to $250,000 per depositor. With the current state of the stock market, you can’t beat the security of a CD right now.
CD accounts offer predictability in that it’s relatively easy to determine how much interest you’ll earn over time, since rates are typically fixed for the entire term. Certificate of deposit calculators allow you to plug in the amount you’re saving and your APY to gauge how much your money will grow.
Compared to savings accounts or money market accounts, CDs potentially can offer higher interest rates on deposits. That’s because you agree to keep your money in the CD for a set time period. The interest rate and APY you earn depends on the bank, the CD term and the current interest rate environment.
CD laddering is a savvy savings technique that allows you to keep your money liquid and accessible while taking interest rate changes into account. When you build a CD ladder, you’re essentially opening multiple CDs at different interest rates and with varying dates of maturity.
*APY = Annual Percentage Yield. Effective as of 6/15/2022. East Idaho Credit Union reserves the right to end, alter, or otherwise adjust this promotional offer at any time and at their discretion. View Rate & Fee Schedule.