In celebration of Financial Literacy Month, we'd like to offer up five suggestions on how to make money a fun, applicable, hands-on topic for the youngest members of your household. While many of us view children and finance through the lens of what we’re spending, we don’t often consider the power of our own example.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire... When You Retire?
We’d like to introduce you to compound interest. It’s a simple principle that works consistently in practice. When you invest, your investment starts to earn money. Then the gains it accumulates also start to earn money and your initial investment can snowball very quickly.
How Does a Bump Rate Certificate Work?
If you’re looking to hit the right financial notes in a market with steadily increasing rates, a bump rate certificate can be a great addition to your savings plan. Just like you might turn up the volume on your favorite song, this particular type of certificate offers investors the opportunity to “bump up” their earnings.
A Simple Demonstration of the Power of Compound Interest
Albert Einstein famously said that compound interest is the 8th wonder of the world, but its power is difficult to grasp. So, to give a simple visual demonstration, I'll double the amount of "c"s each time one is used in just three short sentences below. Imagine that each "c" is one cent deposited in a compounding savings account:
Laddering 101: Maximize Returns With Certificate Accounts
Laddering your certificates is an attractive investment strategy for new and seasoned investors looking to diversify their portfolios. With laddering, you will be able to decide how you want to split up your investments and whether to reinvest each time a certificate matures. By opening multiple certificates with staggered maturity dates, you have the potential to earn better returns while keeping your money safe.