What is a Savings Account?

A savings account is a deposit account held at a bank or other financial institution that is FDIC-insured and protects your principal while paying a modest interest rate. Savings accounts are not intended to be transactional accounts, so features like checkwriting and free transfers can be limited. Funds in these types of accounts are considered to be one of the most liquid investments aside from checking accounts and cash.


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