CDs - Which are the best?
Bank CD rates, highest yield CDs and certificate of deposit interest rates.
Comparing interest rates and compounding methods on different CDs can be confusing. The annualized percentage yield (APY) takes both into consideration and makes comparison much easier.
CD Rates Advice
PenFed wows with a 60-month CD that pays 3.04%
Pentagon Federal Credit Union is doing something we haven't seen in more than two years: It's offering a 60-month CD that pays more than 3% APY.
December 7th 2013
New leader in 1-year CD rates boosts return
Take advantage of the best nationally available deals on 12-month CD rates. All of the banks in our new survey pay more than four times the national average on these certificates of deposit.
December 6th 2013
Fall's leading 3-year CD rates top out at 1.45%
We've found a dozen banks paying three times the average return on these popular certificates of deposit. These deals are availalbe to savers nationwide, too.
November 22nd 2013
Make 6 times more than average on 6-month CDs
The leading banks in our November survey of the best nationally available deals on 6-month CDs are well worth considering. With CD rates this low can you afford to settle for average?
November 16th 2013
Earn up to 2.05% from our leaders in 5-year CDs
Why not benefit from one of the top-paying nationally available deals we've found on 5-year certificates of deposit? They're paying more now than they have all year.
November 9th 2013
Earn up to 1.20% with our top 2-year CD rates
Don’t settle for average returns. Here are the 10 banks paying the best nationally available interest rates on these popular certificates of deposit.
Return on I Bonds jumps to 1.38%
The yield on these popular U.S. Savings Bonds has halted its steep decline, increasing for the first time since they began dropping from a peak of 4.6% in mid-2011.
Our retirement plans stall after reaching record highs
The average 401(k) balance dropped from a record $80,900 in the first quarter to $80,600 in the second quarter according to Fidelity Investments.
McDonald's serves up shocking insight on low-wage jobs
McDonald's unwittingly proves that you can't really live on its low-wage jobs no matter how smartly you manage your money.
5 things you should know about target date funds
Put your retirement plan on auto pilot with a target-date fund, which automatically rebalances your portfolio over time.