A savings account is a type of bank accounts that allows you to keep your money in a safe place while it earns a small amount of interest. Money in a savings account is safe from risk of losing it, FDIC-insured, and protected from inflation. You may want to open a savings account if you tend keeping money that you don't plan to spend now. It actually helps you to save money as you are not tempted to spend more. Whether your goal is to set an emergency fund, keep money safe, or build up money for future plans, you can do it by opening a savings account.
$0 ($50 if minimum balance requirements are not maintained)
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A savings account is a bank account where you can store your money and earn interest on it. This type of bank accounts is insured by the FDIC. That means you won't lose your money if your bank fails.
Savings accounts are inexpensive and easy to use. You will need a small amount, around 25 dollars, to open an account. Some banks do not require any opening deposit. As for the fees, you can avoid most of them as long as you're avoiding withdrawals from your savings account. Monthly fees are often waived if a minimum balance is maintained.
Many savings accounts come with interest rates (APY) that will help you to accumulate a little more cash over time. The average interest rate on savings accounts is 0.09% APY. However, many banks offer savings accounts with rates well above that average - up to 2.00% APY. Online institutions tend to offer higher interest rates than brick-and-mortar banks. So, it is worth shopping around for the best deals when you are after a savings account.
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