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Michigan, Ohio Deal On 14-Month CD Rates

Hand putting cash into a jar filled with moneyCornerstone Community Financial Credit Union has special 14-month CD rates for its 20,000 Michigan and Ohio members.

It pays 1.14% APY with a $1,000 minimum deposit. These must be new funds not already on deposit at the metro Detroit-based credit union.

That beats the top nationally available 12-month offer on our CD Rates Leaderboard by nearly a tenth of a percentage point. Click here to read more

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9 Tips To Earn Your Credit Card Bonus

closeup of a gold-colored credit cardOften that great credit card sign-up bonus comes with a huge string attached: You can only earn the cash or points if you spend thousands of dollars within a few months.

Follow these tips to ensure that you don’t miss out on the bonus: Click here to read more

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3 Great CD Rate Specials Top Out At 2.5%

Connecticut quarterLiberty Bank has a trio of special CD rates for Connecticut savers — and there isn’t a bad one in the bunch.

With a $1,000 minimum deposit of new money, it pays:

  • 2.00% APY for 36-month CDs.
  • 2.25% APY for 48-month CDs.
  • 2.50% APY for 60-month CDs.

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Earn Discounts Though Your Credit Card

swipe credit card storeCoupons.com and American Express have come up with new free services that let consumers link their credit and debit cards to coupons to earn automatic discounts, gift cards and statement credits when they use their cards.

Both services are similar to Target’s retail store card, which gives customers an automatic 5% discount on in-store and website purchases. However, the Target card can’t be used outside its stores. Click here to read more

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Is Your Funeral A Factor In Your Finances?

Poll QuestionWe’ve seen a number of families forgoing traditional funeral services and burials for cremation and memorial services.

The reason behind this appears to be — what else? — money.

That’s right, finances are dictating death as much as they do life.

The average cost of a funeral was $7,045 in 2012, according to the National Funeral Directors Association. Click here to read more

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3-Year CDs Stuck, Except For EverBank

woman smiling at a pink piggy bank she has in her handIn the month since we last reviewed the top nationally available 36-month CD rates, we’ve seen four rate changes among the top 10 offers we’re watching.

EverBank, which operates primarily as an online bank with 14 Florida branches, has made them all. Click here to read more

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BBVA Offers Unique Savings Bonus

BBVA Compass LogoBBVA Compass is offering a unique savings account payout if you set money aside each month. For that behavior, the bank will give you a year-end bonus of up to $250.

Residents of seven states, including the biggies of California, Texas and Florida, can open the Build My Savings account with the bank, based in Birmingham, Ala.

The account is intended to get you saving regularly, but you’ll get the biggest bang for your buck if you’re able to set aside $10,000 for the year. Click here to read more

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Highest CD Rates Roundup For April 18

Bringing you the very best CD rates from credit unions and local banks.Are certificates of deposit and savings accounts good long-term investments?

Better than stocks? Real estate? Gold?

Most Americans say no, according to a new survey.

But here’s the thing: Your ceiling may be lower with CDs, but at least you know what you’re going to get. Stocks, real estate and gold can be hugely risky investments. Click here to read more

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CD Rates Leaderboard For April 18, 2014

Was it because we wondered aloud — just one day ago — whether a bank would bust through the logjam at the top of the 12-month CD term?

No matter if VirtualBank heard our plea, this Florida-based online bank now sits at the top of our CD Rates Leaderboard, boosting 1-year CD rates to 1.07% APY.

In more good news, VirtualBank now also owns the top 24-month CD as well. It increased its yield here from 1.11% APY to 1.26% APY.

Both certificates of deposit require a $10,000 minimum deposit. Click here to read more

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