Lay away cash for an emergency or short-term goals with a money market mutual fund.
About the author
Bankrate reporter Brian Baker covers investing and retirement. He has previous experience as an industry analyst at an investment firm. Baker is passionate about helping people make sense of complicated financial topics so that they can plan for their financial futures.
Investing, behavioral finance, stock analysis and valuation
Brian is a financial analyst with prior experience in research at a valuation-based investment firm. He has also reported on regulatory issues surrounding mergers and acquisitions, antitrust and trade.
Baker has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
Brian's Latest Articles
3 min read Oct 19, 2021
Not sure whether to open more than one IRA account? Here’s what you need to know.4 min read Oct 14, 2021
Not sure how to buy stocks online? We’ll help you learn how to get started.4 min read Oct 11, 2021
New to investing? Here are some helpful tips on where to consider putting your money if you’re just starting out.5 min read Oct 08, 2021
Not sure how to choose an online broker? Here are the key factors to consider.3 min read Oct 07, 2021
Here’s where investment experts think you should invest $10,000 today.4 min read Oct 05, 2021
These cash payments can account for a significant portion of investors’ total return over time.6 min read Sep 30, 2021
Thinking about borrowing money to buy stocks? Here’s what you should know about buying on margin.4 min read Sep 28, 2021