Banking

Building your savings is the first step toward building your wealth. This section covers information about deposit accounts such as savings, money market, checking and certificate of deposit. These accounts are the foundation of a strong financial plan and our articles will help you get the most of your savings. Additionally, check out related articles in these sections: investing, financial planning, and real estate and homeownership.

Savings is a subsection of asset management.

Best Banks with the Highest Interest Rate for Savings Account

Best Banks with the Highest Interest Rate for Savings Account

Are you earning the most from your savings and money market deposit accounts? Deposit accounts are the pillars of a strong financial foundation, providing you with financial stability as you work to achieve your financial goals. […]

What is a Money Market Account?

What is a Money Market Account?

Right now, we’re still in a low-rate environment. For savers, that results in a great deal of frustration. In the quest for better yield, many savers are turning to money market accounts. These accounts often offer […]

Best CD Rates, High Yield Certificate of Deposit Rates

Best CD Rates, High Yield Certificate of Deposit Rates

The following is a list of the nationally available highest yields CD rates. In general, certificates of deposit (CDs) are great investments because your principal is protected by FDIC insurance and your interest rates are guaranteed. […]

Savings Accounts vs. CDs: Where to Keep Your Money?

Savings Accounts vs. CDs: Where to Keep Your Money?

If you’re a savvy investor, you most certainly have a fair bit of cash tucked away for general spending and emergencies. The stock market is a long term investment and not for cash to you need […]

Joint vs. Separate Checking Accounts, Which is Better?

Joint vs. Separate Checking Accounts, Which is Better?

Some people swear by joint checking accounts. Others wouldn’t touch it with a 10 foot pole, and prefer to stay with separate checking accounts. Which is the better way to go? That probably depends on personal […]

Top 50 High Interest Savings Accounts and Money Market Rates

Top 50 High Interest Savings Accounts and Money Market Rates

The following table lists banks and credit unions that offers the highest yield savings account and money market rates as of today. To get more information, you can follow the link to the bank website, or […]

Who are the Mass Affluent and Why Big Banks Want You

Who are the Mass Affluent and Why Big Banks Want You

Banks such as JP Morgan Chase, Citi, and Bank of America are rolling out the silver and fine china in the hopes of attracting a wealth segment that, heretofore, had been relegated to the masses while […]

Best Checking Account Interest Rates

Best Checking Account Interest Rates

If you keep a lot of money in your checking account, moving your money to a high interest checking account may be a good move. Below is a list of nationally available highest yields checking accounts. […]

3 Main Types of Deposit Accounts, Which One Should You Choose?

3 Main Types of Deposit Accounts, Which One Should You Choose?

There are three main types of deposit accounts you can use to save money for your financial goals. Depending on your needs, one or more of the accounts may be an ideal way for you to […]

Comparing CDs, Peer-to-Peer Lending, and Reward Checking Accounts

Comparing CDs, Peer-to-Peer Lending, and Reward Checking Accounts

Saving up a significant cash savings or an emergency fund capable of holding 12 months of living expenses is a Herculean effort in of itself. Once you have managed such a feat, the next question becomes […]

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