Stashing money under the mattress may work for some, but for us frugal folks, we want to make sure our hard earned cash is being stored in the right place! Here we’re talking about what to consider when it comes to savings and the best types of accounts for various goals. Listen in!
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What the Internet has to say:
This article from Nerd Wallet provides what to consider when looking for savings accounts while defining the difference between short, medium, and long-term savings goals
What Jen + Jill have to say:
- Factors to consider:
- Access to withdraws
- Interest Rate
- Length of time: how far away is your goal?…if it’s longer than 4-5 years shift mindset from ‘saving’ to ‘investing’
- Where to put short term savings:
- High yield savings
- Money market
- Cash Management account
- Where to store medium term savings (a year or more):
- Pretty much the same as short term but also consider CD’s (certificate of deposit) – choose one with a maturation date just before the timeframe you hope to withdraw (know there are penalties if withdraw sooner or get a penalty free CD)
- Where to store long term savings:
- Investment account
- 529 college savings account – modernfrugality.com/backer
More from the Internet:
This article from Business Insider give more tips on what to look for in a good savings account
More from Jen + Jill:
- What to look for:
- Good interest rates (most brick and mortar banks offer 0.01% – while online high yield accounts are not as great as they once were they’re still better than this measly percentage!)
- Easy transfers – to/from linked accounts should be a breeze!
- No fees for regular use
- If theres a companion checking account that’s a bonus!
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Where are you saving your money?
- Jill- Checking and savings, about to open a high yield for the money I stash away for taxes
- Jen- In checking and savings. Currently transferring cash to a conservative investment account at M1 to save for real estate.
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