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1 Why It’s Important Savings accounts allow you to put money aside and help make your money grow.

2 The average retirement account balance is about $41,000.
Figure 30.1 THE AVERAGE NEST EGG The average retirement account balance is about $41,000. How much are you willing to save today in order to support your future?

3 Major Purchases If you purchase items on credit or borrow money to make purchases, you have to pay finance charges. If you use cash for the purchase, you don’t have to pay those charges.

4 Emergencies Experts recommend that you have at least six months of income set aside in case of an emergency.

5 Retirement The three main sources of retirement income are:
Social security Retirement plans Savings

6 Retirement For most people, social security and retirement plans still don’t provide enough money to retire comfortably.

7 Retirement If you put away just $20 per week starting now, by the time you retire you would have $50,000. With interest earned on a savings account, it could come to several times more than that.

8 Earning Interest on Savings
Interest is like a rental fee for using someone else’s money. Banks use the money in your savings account to lend to other people, so they pay you a rental fee, or interest.

9 Simple Interest Simple interest is interest earned only on the money you deposited into your savings account, or the principal.

10 Simple Interest The three main factors determining the amount of interest are: The amount of savings The interest rate Length of time of the account

11 Simple Interest If you have a savings account that pays you 5 percent annual interest and $1,000 is in the account for the entire year, you will receive $50 in interest.

12 Compound Interest Compound interest is interest earned on both the principal—the money you deposited in your savings account—and any interest you earned on it.

13 Compound Interest Compound interest is usually earned daily, monthly, quarterly, or annually. The more often interest is compounded, the more you make in extra interest.

Figure 30.2 THE POWER OF COMPOUND INTEREST Compound interest makes your money grow faster when interest is left to accrue. Which account earned more interest? What is the difference in the account totals after 15 years?

15 Traditional Savings Account
One type of traditional account is a passbook savings account in which all of the deposits and withdrawals are recorded in a book that the depositor keeps.

16 Traditional Savings Account
With the statement savings account, all of the activity in the account is recorded on a statement that is sent to the person who has the account.

17 Traditional Savings Account
The interest rate on traditional savings accounts is usually quite low. Many banks charge a service fee if the savings account falls below a certain minimum balance.

18 Certificate of Deposit
A certificate of deposit (CD), requires you to deposit a minimum amount of money in an account for a minimum period of time.

19 Certificate of Deposit
There is a maturity date for a CD, which is when the money becomes available to you.

20 Certificate of Deposit
The interest rate on a CD is higher than a regular savings account. There is a penalty fee if you cash in the CD before the maturity date.

21 Money Market Fund A money market fund is a kind of mutual fund, or pool of money, put into a variety of short-term debt by business and government.

22 Money Market Fund Money market funds are offered by brokerage firms and financial institutions that buy and sell stocks and bonds.

23 Money Market Fund The interest rate on a money market fund varies from month to month. An advantage is that you can withdraw your money at any time.

24 Money Market Fund The two disadvantages of a money market fund are:
A high minimum balance You can only write a limited number of checks

25 Money Market Deposit Account
Banks, savings and loans, and credit unions have their own form of money market fund called a money market deposit account.

26 Money Market Deposit Account
One difference between the money market fund and the money market deposit account is that the federal government insures the money in a market deposit account.

27 Graphic Organizer Graphic Organizer Types of Savings Plans SAVINGS

28 Insurance Against Loss
Banks, savings and loans, and credit unions all have insurance. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), a government agency, insures bank accounts for up to $100,000.

29 Insurance Against Loss
Money market funds offered by brokerage firms aren’t federally insured, but most brokerage firms have insurance on their accounts.

30 Liquidity Liquidity means the ability to quickly turn an investment into cash. Savings accounts are highly liquid because you can easily withdraw cash from them.

31 Inflation Risk Inflation risk is the risk that the rate of inflation will increase more than the rate of interest on savings.

32 Inflation Risk The interest rates on most savings accounts increase with inflation. The main risk is with CDs, where you are locked into an interest rate over a long period of time.

33 Costs of Savings Accounts
Some accounts charge a penalty fee for early withdrawal or if the account balance falls below a certain minimum. Some accounts charge a fee for each deposit and withdrawal.

34 Costs of Savings Accounts
You have to pay income tax on the interest you earn on savings account.

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