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3 reasons to love savings accounts

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On the surface, a savings account is a place to store your money at a bank. But it can be far more than just a place to keep your cash. Used as part of an comprehensive financial plan, savings accounts can provide:

  • A feeling of financial stability from knowing your principal is safe and the interest income is reliable
  • An effective way of tracking and accomplishing your savings goals
  • A tool to help you cover unexpected expenses or self-insure purchases

But unlike the old days when you'd simply visit your nearest bank to open a savings account, there are lots of decisions to be made today. From Internet banking options to different savings account types, there's a lot to learn. But you can get the details here. 

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 Amount

Type: Savings

Minimum to earn APY $0

0.90%APY

Rates as of 4/18/2014
FDIC Insured

Advertiser Comments

  • Trusted Name and FDIC-Insured. No Transaction Fees. Open Now!

Type: Savings

Minimum to earn APY $0

0.87%APY

Rates as of 4/18/2014
FDIC Insured

Advertiser Comments

  • No minimum deposit to open.
  • No monthly maintenance fees.
  • Member FDIC.

Type: Savings

Minimum to earn APY $0

0.90%APY

Rates as of 4/18/2014
FDIC Insured

Advertiser Comments

  • No Minimum Balance
  • No Monthly Maintenance Fees
  • FDIC Insured

Type: Savings

Minimum to earn APY $100

0.90%APY

Rates as of 4/18/2014
FDIC Insured

Advertiser Comments

  • Secure Online Savings. 100% of Deposits are Fully Insured
  • High Yield Online Savings. Earn .90% APY with Small Min Bal
  • Checking Savings & CDs. Online Bill Pay & Mobile Banking

Type: Savings

Minimum to earn APY $0

0.75%APY

Rates as of 4/18/2014
FDIC Insured

Advertiser Comments

  • Capital One 360: No fees. No minimums. No changing banks.

Type: Savings

Minimum to earn APY $25000

0.95%APY

Rates as of 4/18/2014
FDIC Insured

Advertiser Comments

  • Built on the heritage of over 100 years.
  • Member FDIC.

Type: Savings

Minimum to earn APY $5000

0.85%APY

Rates as of 4/18/2014
FDIC Insured

Advertiser Comments

  • Easy to open. Easy to fund. Easy to manage.
  • Free online banking and eStatements.
  • National network of free ATMs.

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