One way to maximize your interest income is with a strategy called CD laddering. Over time, it’s an easy way to earn a higher rate without locking up all your money into a single long-term certificate.
For example, instead of opening one 5-year CD for $5,000, you would divide your initial deposit into five equal CD’s. $1,000 each for a 1-year term, 2-year term, 3-year term 4-year term and 5-year term.
Each year, roll the certificate that comes due into a new higher yield 5-year certificate. This way, you will have 1/3 of your funds coming due each year, should you ever need it. And by the fifth year, all of your certificates will be receiving the highest dividend they can. That’s making money the smart, safe and secure way!
- Staggered maturity dates ensure you will always have access to part of your funds within one year.
- The annual maturity dates give you the opportunity to reinvest your savings in higher yield certificates should rates go up.
- You can ladder your maturity dates to match the timing of your financial goals, including college tuition, vacation plans, home improvements, retirement, etc.
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