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  • Retiring on CDs not viable

    The stereotype of the retiree living off the interest from CDs and savings is gone. The question is, will it ever return? It may take longer than you think.

    1 min read Apr 17, 2013
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  • CD versus money market account

    CD and money market account rates are nothing to write home about, but both offer some advantages to savers.

    1 min read Jan 16, 2013
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  • 5 CD do’s and don’ts

    As investments go, CDs are fairly easy to understand. In exchange for depositing your money for a set period of time, a bank will, in turn, pay you interest. At the end of that time period, you can take [...]

    2 min read Dec 21, 2011
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  • When a CD becomes ‘unclaimed’

    It’s a little ironic that while many CD investors are leaving no stone unturned searching for higher CD rates, millions of dollars worth of CD balances are just sitting unclaimed at banks and in state [...]

    1 min read Dec 05, 2011
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  • Inheriting CD can add to taxes

    Inheriting a CD can cost you money. Though an inheritance is not generally subject to federal income tax, the interest earned on an inherited CD is. To avoid that, you can close the account and withdraw [...]

    1 min read Sep 14, 2011
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