It's always good to plan for the future and your retirement. And just think, the earlier you plan the more money you will have when you do retire, especially if you start before all the expenses a family would bring. This article will introduce a new form of saving for your retirement: CD.
Of course in this case we're not talking about the compact disk, we're talking about Certificates of Deposit. Much like a savings account with a bank, CD's offer a low risk investment for those who wish to save long term.
And the great thing about CD's is that you can start saving with any amount of money, and the longer you save, the higher the interest rate becomes.
Banks issue CD's to customers who wish to save, the bank will use this money to loan to customers who wish to borrow. You can put your money into a CD for five years, and during this time the bank gives you a higher interest rate for allowing them to use your money. But after your CD matures you can choose to remove the money or to put it into some other investment or even roll over to another CD.
CD's are a good retirement option as they are considered a safe investment, they're suitable for people who are conservative investors and just wants to maintain a status quo.
This is especially applicable for seniors close to retirement age. They tend to be conservative investors who just wish for their money to be safe until the they retire. Usually they would have already invested in higher risk instruments when they're younger and now they should have enough money saved for retirement. Investing in CD's means that they can protect their money until actual retirement date.
In conclusion, CD's are a low risk investment instrument suitable for those who have a plan for their money down the road. They are not as liquid as money market instruments, but they earn a steady interest for a predetermined period of time with little or no risk.
CD's are suitable for those who wish to save for the long run, such as retirement fund. They are also suitable for those who wish to keep their money safe, but still earning interest until a known date when they will need it, such as a retirement date.
Richard Tyler is a happily retired investment guru who ran several successful businesses during his earlier years. He now shares his wealth of knowledge on investment, business and strategic wealth management at Invest Money Stocks . For more free useful articles on retirement planning please visit Invest Money Stocks.