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Old 08-29-2009, 05:59 PM
 
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I just got off B of A's website checking their CD rates for a liquid CD where someone would deposit up to 250,000, (but not more, if they had any brains, because of FDIC limits), and the bank is paying a paltry 0.75%--three-quarters of a percent!!!!

Why aren't depositors just telling banks to go f*&^ themselves and take their money elsewhere besides these crooked banks?

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Old 08-29-2009, 06:41 PM
 
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Money markets are just as bad... I'm thinking about planting my money in the backyard and see if it grows any faster...
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Old 08-29-2009, 06:46 PM
 
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At least there's no danger of your backyard filing chapter 11!
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Old 08-29-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I have my money at a credit union..something like 1.40% on a MM.
Not great but better then the commercial banks. Thank the Fed for keeping rates so low.
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:05 PM
 
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My credit union is 1.75 on regular savings, 2.02 on money market, even my checking pays 0.75%.
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:18 PM
 
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deposit up to 250,000, (but not more, if they had any brains, because of FDIC limits)
. . through December 31, 2013 (unless extended by Congress).
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Near the water
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convert to gold?
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Yeah, some banks are terrible. I find online banks and credit unions to have the best rates, but they always dance around. You can use bankrate.com if you really want to watch it like a hawk. It could be worse, even at the highest rate my own bank has a 0.20% interest rate.

One thing I wouldn't do is buy precious metals, they are high but when you see it rising more then 3 times in the last 4 years there's something not right. It did the same in 1980 to come back down, which if you bought near a similar high then you would have lost 50% of your investment. What will happen who knows, but it looks very similar to the graphs of a number of bubbles (housing, oil, tech stocks) and you don't buy high to make money.
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Old 08-29-2009, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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convert to gold?
Gold is a loser, I know people who are still trying to break even from 30 years ago. Any time Russia or South Africa get in trouble they dump gold.

As for B of A, I figure that to retire with my money there I need $60,000,000
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Old 08-29-2009, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Southwest Nebraska
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I just received some backpay of 10,000.00 and told wife to open a savings account for it. She came out of our bank (Regions) and said the lady talked her into a money market and said it paid way better interest.

I thought wow how much, but she did not know. When we got home we checked online and it was a whopping .15% and if we got below 2500.00 we would be charged monthly fees.

It won't stay for long since it is for buying a house.
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