Treasuries pay a higher yield and are easier to buy than CDs right now. Here’s how to buy them without fee at Fidelity, Vanguard, and Charles Schwab.
Long Box Spread Trade vs Buying Treasury Note or CD
A long box spread can be a good alternative to buying a Treasury note or a CD if you don’t screw up your order. Here’s how to do it at Fidelity.
529 Plan For High School Seniors and Students Already in College
When you child gets close to going to college, consider investing your 529 plan account in CDs or a stable value fund. Only some 529 plans offer them.
Ally Bank Removed Online Early Withdrawal From No-Penalty CDs
Ally Bank removed the simple online process for early withdrawal from a CD. Now they make it more difficult and force you to call customer service.
IRA Partial Transfer from Broker to Credit Union for CDs
Transferring part of an IRA from a broker to a credit union for a CD is easier than you think. My transfer completed in a little over a week.
Add-On CD As A Hedge For Lower Interest Rates
Taking out an add-on CD with a minimum deposit hedges the possibility that interest rates will go down.
CD vs Bond Fund, Five Years Later
A CD special five years ago beat investing in a bond fund as expected.
I Paid Off My Mortgage But My Housing Cost Didn’t Go Down
The largest cost of owning a home free-and-clear is the opportunity cost of the money tied down to the home. Full cost of housing includes both cash expenses and the opportunity cost.
What To Do With A Maturing CD
You have several good options for your maturing CD. All have their own merits. You can’t go too wrong.
Calculator: Break One CD To Buy Another CD
Here’s a calculator to help you decide whether you should take an early withdrawal from an existing CD to buy a new longer-term CD.
Transfer IRA From Mutual Fund To Credit Union For CDs
It’s not hard to transfer part of your IRA from a mutual fund company to a credit union to buy CDs.
Make Shared Branching Service Unnecessary
Shared branching is easy but I prefer not having to use it to begin with.