Let’s Count the Ways to Save: Money Market Accounts

When people hear the words “money market,” the first things that might come to mind are Wall Street, investments, and complicated, confusing rates. Don’t get money markets mixed up with any of that high finance terminology. The truth is, money markets are an easy, straightforward and solid investment choice.

RBFCU makes saving easy, and that’s the case with money markets. The higher investment levels of money markets open up higher rates of return than a standard savings account yet none of the risks associated with stocks-and-bonds. Plus, money market returns are guaranteed.

Just like savings accounts and certificate accounts, money markets at RBFCU are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) up to $250,000 per depositor. Here are some features of money market accounts available at a credit union like RBFCU:

Depositaccounts.com refers to money market accounts as a great risk-free option for beginning investors. Savings instruments like money market accounts also are a great place to put money when people are in between investments.

Saving is easy!


The Growth of Money in a Money Market Account

The first image shows an example of an RBFCU Choice Money Market account with $2,500 invested for 12 months with the example of a 1.11% APY.

The second image shows an example of an RBFCU Classic Money Market account with $2,500 invested for 12 months with the example of a 0.50% APY.

An RBFCU Choice Money Market account with $2,500 invested for 12 months with a 1.21% APY would earn $30.25.
An RBFCU Classic Money Market account with $2,500 invested for 12 months with a .60% APY would earn $15.

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1You can complete as many transfers as you like each month in person, but federal regulations limit the number of “convenience” (not in person) transfers from savings or money markets to six monthly. After the sixth transfer, the item presented to pay from the savings or money market account is an EFT/ACH, it may be paid as exception, but a fee will be charged. If the item is presented against the checking account and you have set up the savings as overdraft protection, the checking account item maybe returned unpaid or paid using Courtesy Pay (must be opted in).

Information in this article is general in nature and for your consideration, not as financial advice. Please contact your own financial advisors regarding your specific needs before taking any action based upon this information.

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