How To Maximize Interest Earned On Cash Type Investments
Cash type investments include bank accounts such as checking, savings accounts and CDs, money market funds and government bonds.
To minimize bank fees on the account you use for everyday withdrawals, such as a checking account, it is generally required that you keep a savings type account in a minimum amount, with that bank.
For the excess, the question becomes balancing the need for cash and the interest earned. As a general matter, the longer the period until you can get to your principal, the greater the interest you earn.
To maximize your interest earned:
- It is necessary to understand what each type of investment is, and how it compares to the other types. Those aspects are discussed in Investment Basicsc and Investments: Comparison Of Different Types.
- Compare interest rates and safety for each cash type investment.
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