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CD Matured

July 29th, 2008 at 02:45 pm

1 yr. CD matured so I closed the account and moved the funds to my 4.5% interest checking account. This is ideal in that I've decluttered one of seven accounts.

Also, in order to get a comparable interest rate in a CD, I'd have to lock it up for 18 months. Liquidity = security in these uncertain times, imo.

I love my bank and hope it's not on the close-to-failure list. I've read a few articles assuring me FDIC insurance would cover my accounts, but I'm not expecting that it would reopen under a new branch name still offering the awesome 4.5%.


July 14th, 2008 at 10:24 am

I use this handy web site to see at-a-glance when the blogs I frequent are updated, instead of visiting them all independently. It's free, and very handy.


Interest Bump

July 14th, 2008 at 10:22 am

Pleasantly surprised that my checking account interest rate unexpectedly bumped from 3.25% to 4.5% over the weekend.

Just in time for CD to mature... wasn't looking forward to renewing it at the current measly rates.