Your Credit and CD Rates
A Certificate of Deposit, or CD is similar to a savings account in that it earns interest, but different in that you can set a length of time (anywhere from 3 months to 5 years) that you will not touch your savings. The reason you may choose this option is that banks typically offer higher interest rates because they know you are not going to withdraw the money. Banks can then loan your money out, and pay you a higher Bank Rate to allow you to earn even more money.
Most investing options do not require a strong credit score to become an investor. However, there are a few who do, particularly high interest rate savings accounts. Even if they do not require a credit check, it is a good idea to always remain on top of your credit.
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