Using A CD Ladder for Your Emergency Money

April 27, 2011
In today’s very low interest rate environment no one should be satisfied with receiving .25% (or less) on their savings. For emergency funds and other forms of savings a CD Ladder may be the best way to both get a higher interest rate, as well as maintain the flexibility to use this money if needed. CD Laddering simply means buying a number of CDs with different maturity dates. By purchasing shorter and longer term CDs, you spread out the interest rate risk. You don’t earn as much as you would by locking in for the long-term, but you are able to...

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