Articles Get S.M.A.R.T. About Certificate Savings

April 1, 2016

Saving can seem like a daunting task if you don't have a solid strategy, but have no fear. Whether you're prepping for retirement or have your eye on a smaller goal, opening a certificate can be a strong strategy to help grow your savings. A certificate is a federally insured savings tool that allows savers to put money away for a specific amount of time. We'll show you how to get started in five easy steps.


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Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses associated with municipal fund securities before investing. This and other information about municipal fund securities is available in the issuer's official statement which can be obtained directly from the issuer, or if distributed through a broker dealer, may be obtained from a financial adviser, and should be read carefully before investing.

An investor should consider, before investing, whether the investor's or designated beneficiary's home state offers any state tax or other benefits that are only available for investments in such state's qualified tuition program.

If a municipal fund security describes one or more of their investment options as having the characteristics of a money market fund, it is important to know that an investment in the security is not insured or guaranteed by the FDIC or any other government agency (unless such guarantee is specifically provided by or on behalf of such issuer) and, if the security is held out as maintaining a stable net asset value, that although the issuer seeks to preserve the value of the investment at $1.00 per share or such other applicable fixed share price, it is possible to lose money by investing in the security.