Facebook with Latestnigeriannews  Twieet with latestnigeriannews  RSS Page Feed
Home  |  All Headlines  |  Punch  |  Thisday  |  Daily Sun  |  Vanguard   |  Guardian  |  The Nation  |  Daily Times  |  Daily Trust  |  Daily Independent
World  |  Sports  |  Technology  |  Entertainment  |  Business  |  Politics  |  Tribune  |  Leadership  |  National Mirror  |  BusinessDay  |  More Channels...

Viewing Mode:


  1.     Tool Tips    
  2.    Collapsible   
  3.    Collapsed     
Click to view all Entertainment headlines today

Click to view all Sports headlines today

You can earn 100 times more interest on your money by using a different kind of savings account

Published by Business Insider on Thu, 20 Aug 2015

If you let a $10,000 deposit sit in your standardsavings account for one year, you'd receive a mere $1 of interest, and that's before taxes. A $50,000 deposit would yield just $5 of interest after one year.That's because the "big banks" out thereBank of America, Chase, Citibank, and Wells Fargo, to name a fewusually offer an interest rate of0.01%.Your savings just sit there, growing by a negligible amount.However, if you're using a high interest savings account at an internet bank such as Ally Financial, your $10,000 deposit would generate $100 of interest over one yearand $50,000 would generate $500, thanks to the 1% interest rate. Online savings accounts with higher interest rates (the highest one out there is 1.25%), would get you even more."It's pretty rare in the world that between the best and the worst product you have an over 100 times price differential," says Nick Clements, co-founder ofMagnify Money, a free, independent service that provides unbiased comparisons of financial products.When choosing between savings accounts, there are two major factors to consider, he explains: interest rate and access to funds.With the big banks, you're guaranteed convenient access to your money, thanks to the network of branches they've built that allow you to walk into your bank and take out money at a moment's notice."What traditional, brick-and-mortar-based banks are doing is providing you with convenience, and ignoring interest rate," Clements explains. "If you don't need the branchif you're willing to wait a few days to get your moneythen the difference in value is extraordinary between the traditional banks and the internet banks."Rather than spending money building thousands of expensive branches and hiring people to fill them, internet banks are choosing to pay their users a higher interest rate, the major drawback being convenience: It will take you a couple of days to access your money.You should look at it as a better way to earn money on your emergency fund, rather than as an investment strategy, Clements says: "In general, savings accounts are horrible places to put money, but if you're going to put your six months worth of expenses in an emergency fund there, over a 30 year period, you can earn 100 times more than what you're normally getting, which can be significant."If you're ready to make the jump from a traditional bank to an online bank,Magnify Money lists some good options, and allows you to compare how much you would would save with a high-interest account compared to a savings account offering a rate of 0.01%.SEE ALSO:I switched banks when I moved to New York and made $950Join the conversation about this storyNOW WATCH: 12 shocking facts that will change the way you think about water
Click here to read full news..

All Channels Nigerian Dailies: Punch  |  Vanguard   |  The Nation  |  Thisday  |  Daily Sun  |  Guardian  |  Daily Times  |  Daily Trust  |  Daily Independent  |   The Herald  |  Tribune  |  Leadership  |  National Mirror  |  BusinessDay  |  New Telegraph  |  Peoples Daily  |  Blueprint  |  Nigerian Pilot  |  Sahara Reporters  |  Premium Times  |  The Cable  |  PM News  |  APO Africa Newsroom

Categories Today: World  |  Sports  |  Technology  |  Entertainment  |  Business  |  Politics  |  Columns  |  All Headlines Today

Entertainment (Local): Linda Ikeji  |  Bella Naija  |  Tori  |  Pulse  |  The NET  |  DailyPost  |  Information Nigeria  |  Gistlover  |  Lailas Blog  |  Miss Petite  |  Olufamous  |  Stella Dimoko Korkus Blog  |  Ynaija  |  All Entertainment News Today

Entertainment (World): TMZ  |  Daily Mail  |  Huffington Post

Sports: Goal  |  African Football  |  Bleacher Report  |  FTBpro  |  Kickoff  |  All Sports Headlines Today

Business & Finance: Nairametrics  |  Nigerian Tenders  |  Business Insider  |  Forbes  |  Entrepreneur  |  The Economist  |  BusinessTech  |  Financial Watch  |  BusinessDay  |  All Business News Headlines Today

Technology (Local): Techpoint  |  TechMoran  |  TechCity  |  Innovation Village  |  IT News Africa  |  Technology Times  |  Technext  |  Techcabal  |  All Technology News Headlines Today

Technology (World): Techcrunch  |  Techmeme  |  Slashdot  |  Wired  |  Hackers News  |  Engadget  |  Pocket Lint  |  The Verge

International Networks:   |  CNN  |  BBC  |  Al Jazeera  |  Yahoo

Forum:   |  Nairaland  |  Naij

Other Links: Home   |  Nigerian Jobs