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Money Market vs. CD: Which is Better?

Perhaps as you’re saving money for a down payment on a house, car, or college expenses, you may be wondering if your savings could be earning more for you. It can be disappointing to see that your hard-earned money isn’t growing much if your savings account has a low interest rate. Would you like some low-risk savings options that will allow your money to make money while enjoying more peace of mind? This money market vs. CD article can help you customize your savings strategy! 
 

What is a Certificate of Deposit (CD) and How Does it Work?

When you open a certificate of deposit (CD), you are agreeing to deposit money into an account with a fixed rate of return (APY—Annual Percentage Yield) for an agreed-upon length of time. Every CD will have minimum deposit requirements and fixed maturity dates. Once the CD matures, you can easily move the CD funds to another account. Alternatively, you could renew the CD for the same term or for a different term, but the current interest rate will take effect—which may or may not be the same as the one you originally received. 
 

The Pros of CDs 

CDs offer a plethora of benefits, making them an advantageous way to earn more. Let’s take a look at the top benefits of this special savings solution at Space Coast Credit Union (SCCU): 
 
  • Low minimum deposit: Many banks require a minimum deposit of $1,000 to open a CD, but at SCCU, you can open a CD at any term we offer for a little as $5006!
  • Security: Not to worry, our funds are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) for up to $250,000 per share owner per insured credit union for each account ownership category. This means that with CDs that fit within the insurance limits, you can never lose your principal investment, which makes them a less risky choice than stocks and bonds.
  • Fixed interest rate: CDs typically pay more in interest than your typical checking, savings, or money market accounts. Plus, since it’s a fixed interest rate, you can easily calculate what your final amount will be for the term you choose.
  • Flexible terms: At SCCU, we offer a variety of short- and long-term CD options from three months to 60 months. You can view our current rates here. Interest rates tend to be higher for longer terms. If you know you’ll need to dip into extra savings in the near future, you can choose the six-month CD option and still benefit from the interest you’ll receive.
  • No monthly fees: Even better, our CDs don’t require a monthly service fee, which helps maximize your interest earnings.
  • Easy maturation options: Once the CD has completed its term, you have a variety of choices of what to do with your funds next.
Friendly Reminder!

When opening a CD at any financial institution, always review the terms and conditions to check what happens to your funds at maturation.

The Cons of CDs

Be sure to keep in mind the following cons of CDs before making a decision about your savings funds:
 
  • Early withdrawal fees: The biggest drawback of a CD is its “limited liquidity”—it’s a hands-off savings option. You can’t withdraw the funds before the CD reaches maturation, or you’ll face an early withdrawal fee. So, it’s better to deposit an amount that you’re okay with setting aside for the term you select. 
  • Inflation consideration: CD rates don’t typically align with inflation, so the value of the funds you receive at maturation may pale in comparison to inflation values. Be sure to keep that in mind before choosing a long-term CD. 

CD Interest Rates

Effective Date: May 01, 2024
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Term Interest Rate APY^ Min. Average Daily Balance to Earn APY^
3 Months 4.04% 4.10% $500
6 Months 4.40% 4.45% $500
9 Months 4.47% 4.55% $500
12 Months 4.52% 4.60% $500
18 Months 4.43% 4.50% $500
24 Months 4.21% 4.28% $500
30 Months 3.94% 4.00% $500
36 Months 3.94% 4.00% $500
42 Months 3.94% 4.00% $500
48 Months 3.99% 4.05% $500
54 Months 3.99% 4.05% $500
60 Months 4.04% 4.10% $500

CD Account rates are accurate as of the date indicated and are subject to change at any time. The minimum deposit required is $500 for all terms. The minimum average daily balance to earn APY (Annual Percentage Yield) is $500. The APY is based on the assumption that interest will remain in the CD Account until maturity. A penalty may be assessed for early withdrawal. Fees may reduce the earnings on the CD Account.

What is a Money Market Account?

If you’re looking for a high-earning savings account, then a Money Market account at SCCU may be just for you. (Psst, despite the name, it has nothing to do with the stock market.) This type of savings account comes with tiered interest rates, which vary based on the account’s balance. Like CDs, Money Market accounts at SCCU are also insured by the NCUA.

Pros of Money Market Accounts

Let’s take a look at what there is to love about money market accounts:

  • Flexible accessibility: Unlike a CD, you have more flexibility with withdrawing and depositing. Even better, this type of account doesn’t come with a monthly service fee at SCCU. Bear in mind SCCU Money Market accounts have a monthly low balance fee of $15. 
  • High savings yield: Money market accounts offers higher yields for your savings compared to other types of savings accounts.

Cons of Money Market Accounts

Here are a couple of the main cons with money market accounts:

  • Lower interest rates: Compared to CDs, interest rates for money market accounts are much lower overall. 
  • Higher minimum balances: Whereas with a CD, you only need to deposit a minimum of $500 at SCCU, you’ll need at least $2,500 to open a Money Market savings account.

Money Market Savings Account Interest Rates

Effective Date: May 01, 2024
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Balance Interest Rate APY^
$0 - $2,499.99 0.00% 0.00%
$2,500 - $9,999.99 1.00% 1.00%
$10,000 - $24,999.99 1.05% 1.06%
$25,000 - $49,999.99 1.10% 1.11%
$50,000 - $99,999.99 1.15% 1.16%
$100,000 - $249,999.99 1.20% 1.21%
$250,000 and over 1.25% 1.26%

Minimum average daily balance required for some accounts. Rates are accurate as of the effective date displayed, and they are subject to change. The APY (Annual Percentage Yield) is a percentage rate that reflects the total amount of interest paid on the account, based on the interest rate and the frequency of compounding for a 365-day period. Fees may reduce earnings on the account.

Is it Better to Have a CD or a Money Market Account?

If you’re looking for a higher return on your savings, and you’re free to set funds aside in a “time capsule,” a CD’s a good choice. If you’re looking to earn on your savings at a good rate while enjoying more accessibility and flexibility, then a money market account is a safer bet (as long as the minimum deposit and balance won’t be an issue for you). 

Let’s take a look at an example between the two where you’re looking to earn interest on $5,000 in savings funds (these totals exclude potential taxed amounts on interest earnings):

  • Money Market: With 0.05% APY^, your total balance after 5 years would be $5,012.51. 
  • CD: With 2.02% APY^, your total balance after 5 years would be $5,525.82. 

As you can see, a CD offers a lot more interest earning potential than a money market account, especially at a long term! 

Alternative Savings Options

SCCU offers a variety of savings options that will help your money make money—some are for specific purposes or age groups: 

  • SCCU Saving Cents: This is a round-up savings program that helps you save while you spend! Every time you swipe your debit card, the change from your purchase rounds up to the nearest dollar and automatically deposits into your SCCU Saving Cents account. You can link your SCCU Saving Cents account to an eligible SCCU checking account.
  • Christmas Club Savings: If you’re tired of your wallet taking such a heavy hit during the holiday season to cover gifts, then you’ll love this type of account. You can deposit as much money as you’d like all year, which will earn a high interest. On October 31, your funds are automatically transferred into your savings account.
  • Health Savings Checking: Under a high-deductible plan, you may face some unexpected medical expenses that may be hard to cover. Our Health Savings Checking offers many of the same great benefits as a Free Checking while your money grows thanks to a generous interest rate.
  • IRA/IRA CDs: Both IRA and IRA CDs allow you to earn a higher interest on your savings as you plan for retirement with tax advantages. 

Check out all of the savings accounts we offer here. If you’re interested in more ways to save money, this article provides plenty of creative ideas on how to do so.

Which is Safer: CD or Money Market?

In terms of the safety of your money, both CDs and Money Market accounts at SCCU are insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), so both are low-risk ways to earn money. While you will not lose any of your original principal with either of these accounts, the amount that you earn will depend on the type of account and terms that you choose. Learn more about how to keep your accounts safe here.

Will I Make More Money from a CD or a Money Market Account?

In most cases, you’ll make more money from a CD, especially as CDs typically have higher interest rates. Be sure to take into consideration that your interest earnings from either a CD or a money market account are subject to taxes. For information on your individual tax obligation related to the interest income you receive from a CD or a money market account, consult your tax advisor or financial planner.

Why Choose SCCU for Your Money Market Account or CD?

As a credit union, which is a not-for-profit financial institution and cooperative, we offer competitive CD and money market interest rates. Plus, your CD or Money Market account at SCCU offer additional free benefits, including Online and Mobile Banking with online statements. You can also receive free account alerts to keep track of your accounts.

Becoming a member of SCCU is easy! You just need to live or work in any of these 34 counties and deposit $5 into a Regular Savings account.

If you’d like to talk about which savings strategy is right for your needs, feel free to fill out this simple form, live chat or text us on WhatsApp, or call the office nearest you:

  • Brevard: 321-752-2222
  • Broward: 954-704-5000
  • Miami-Dade: 305-882-5000
  • All Other Areas: 800-447-7228
Open a CD or Open a Money Market online today!  


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Refinancing a car involves replacing the current loan on your vehicle with a new loan that typically has more agreeable terms. This can take place with your current lender or with a different one. To help you navigate this process, we’re sharing the pros and cons of refinancing a vehicle, the steps involved in refinancing, and when it makes sense to do so.
The Ultimate Guide to FHA Loans
August 27, 2021 By Space Coast Credit Union
Home loans are the key to turning a house you love into a home that belongs to you. As you’re exploring your options, you may stumble across FHA loans and wonder what they entail and if one’s right for you. FHA loans have many different benefits and are targeted at helping both new home buyers achieve the dream of home ownership and those looking to refinance. 
Hummingbird Pantry Wins $5,000 in “Small Business. Big Love. Contest"
August 20, 2021 By SCCU's Business Services
Space Coast Credit Union (SCCU) is pleased to announce the winner of its “Small Business. Big Love. Contest" and the grand prize of $5,000. Hummingbird Pantry, a non-profit organization and SCCU member since 2017, won the contest with more than 11% of the votes cast.
Is it Better to Buy a New or Used Car?
August 20, 2021 By Jodie Kinley-Smith & Duane Daski
We’re in a strange economic time right now with many dealers having an extreme shortage of inventory due to a chip shortage. Chips, or semiconductors, play an essential role in managing vehicles’ safety devices, engine functions, and more. Because of the pandemic, U.S. automakers had to close factories to slow the spread of the virus and cancelled chip orders, expecting fewer people to buy. 
How Mortgage Refinancing Works (+The Best Time to Do It)
August 12, 2021 By Space Coast Credit Union
Refinancing your mortgage can help you save money with a lower interest rate and get you to the home ownership finish line faster than your current one. Or, it could be a good way for you to cash out on some of your home’s equity for other projects. To determine if it’s the right path for your goals, it’s best to understand how mortgage refinancing works more in depth.
What are Common Car Loan Terms?
August 5, 2021 By Space Coast Credit Union
Do you feel like your brain’s dissolving into Jell-O as you’re exploring car loan repayment periods? It can feel overwhelming as you’re weighing the pros and cons between short-term and long-term loans. Common car loan terms usually range between 24 and 84 months—but which one is right for you?
5 Top Tips to Getting the Best HELOC Rates
July 29, 2021 By Space Coast Credit Union
Whether you’re getting your feet wet or diving in the world of loans, a HELOC is often a prime choice for borrowers. And the crown molding on top? You can often get a lower interest rate with a HELOC than with other types of loans and credit cards! See our 5 top tips to getting the best HELOC rates...
Choosing the Best Credit Card to Fit Your Needs (+ Where to Get It)
July 23, 2021 By Space Coast Credit Union
Credit cards can be an excellent tool for building credit when you’re financing purchases both big and small. Most credit cards today deliver some form of benefit with membership—accumulating points, cash back, airline miles, or other deals, consumers have a wealth of choices.
How to Prevent Identity Theft While Traveling
July 15, 2021 By Space Coast Credit Union
Traveling involves a lot of planning to have a memorable time with loved ones. The last thing you want is a fraudster ruining your vacation. These tips will help you prevent identity theft before, during, and after your vacation.
How Does a Home Equity Line of Credit Work? A Guide to HELOC Loans
July 9, 2021 By Space Coast Credit Union
Most people have heard of a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC), but you may not be as familiar with how they work. In today’s deep dive, we’re going to explore all the ins and outs of this fantastic loan vehicle for homeowners to get the cash they need to do repairs, renovations, and more—all based on the equity they already have in their home.
FHA Loans: What to Know Before You Apply
July 7, 2021 By Space Coast Credit Union
It’s not always easy to save up for the large down payments that some types of mortgages require. The good news? There are other loan options that can help you reach your homeownership goals.
How to Make Your Loan Payment
April 1, 2021 By Space Coast Credit Union
SCCU’s loan payment process is designed to be as quick and convenient as possible, saving you two of the things you care about most – time and money.
Five Tips to Building Your Dream Home
April 1, 2021 By Space Coast Credit Union
Here are 5 tips to building your dream home, from creating a prioritized list of wants and needs to choosing the best lender for your home construction loan.
Financial Peace: Pay Your Dues & Your Debts + Restore Hope in 5 Simple Steps
February 3, 2021 By Space Coast Credit Union
Discover how to obtain financial peace in 5 simple steps. Learn how to pay off your debts the right way and educate yourself on how to live financially free.
The Definitive Guide to Achieving Financial Freedom
January 29, 2021 By Space Coast Credit Union
This guide offers steps that you can put into practice immediately as you work towards financial freedom.
6 Things to Consider when Starting a New Business
August 26, 2020 By SCCU's Business Services
At SCCU, our Business Advisors meet with small business owners daily, as a free service offered to our business members. We’ve found that these six steps help business owners think through some of the important considerations when starting a new business- allay their fear of the unknown and growing their confidence.
7 Steps to Hire Employees while Reducing Risk
August 26, 2020 By SCCU's Business Services
These practices will not only reduce your risks and stress but save you time and money in the future. Here are seven steps to hiring, while reducing your business’s risk.
Branch Out with SCCU's Digital Banking
August 3, 2020 By Greg DeRoy
SCCU has several convenient services that can help you save time and keep you up-to-date on your accounts while on the go and from the comfort of home.
5 Tips for Buying a House During the Pandemic
June 30, 2020 By Space Coast Credit Union
Although you should move forward carefully in the homebuying journey, you do not have to put your dream home on hold.
SCCU’s Five-Minute Guide to Buying a Boat
March 12, 2020 By Gary Prager
Summer is here and there’s no better time to enjoy Florida’s great outdoors.
A Message from the President
January 29, 2020 By Timothy M. Antonition
As we enter a new year, I want to say thank you to our loyal membership and wish you all a prosperous year ahead.
Learn More About Our New Online Banking
August 14, 2019 By Space Coast Credit Union
Space Coast Credit Union is proud to announce an updated online and mobile banking experience with additional features is now available! Our new website, online banking, and mobile app feature a modernized layout, improved navigation, and upgraded design to improve your SCCU banking experience.
A Message From the President
January 3, 2019 By Timothy M. Antonition
As we start another year, I wanted to share with you my insights on what we accomplished as a team in 2018.
Protect Yourself from Identity Theft This Holiday Season
December 17, 2018 By Space Coast Credit Union
Here’s what you need to know to stay safe from identity theft this holiday season. 
Protect Yourself From the Grandparents Scam
September 7, 2018 By Space Coast Credit Union
While elder abuse often is targeted in the form of financial mistreatment, there are many other forms to be aware of.
How to Protect Your Smartphone
August 2, 2018 By Space Coast Credit Union
In this day and age, our smartphones play an integral part in our daily lives.
Beware of Overpayment Scams
May 2, 2018 By Space Coast Credit Union
Overpayment scams pose a threat to online shoppers and those who frequently do business online.
How to Manage and Protect Your Passwords
May 2, 2018 By Space Coast Credit Union
Consumers are more aware than ever about the risk of data breaches, but weak passwords are still prevalent. World Password Day, celebrated the first Thursday in May, was established to promote good password habits.
Roaming Mantis Malware Making Attacks on Android Devices
May 2, 2018 By Nicole Williams
Never install applications outside of the Google Play store.
The 5 Most Common Phishing Attacks
May 2, 2018 By Space Coast Credit Union
Phishing attacks rank among the most complex out there. 
How to Prevent Wire Fraud
April 5, 2018 By Space Coast Credit Union
Wire frauds are similar to mail frauds except that they occur strictly through communications transmitted by wire.
Mobile Deposit Fraud Issues
April 5, 2018 By Kim Lynn
SCCU’s  Loss Prevention department works hard to reduce membership losses and protect  members from fraud.
Stay Alert for Imposters
April 5, 2018 By Space Coast Credit Union
Usernames and passwords are among the most sought after pieces of information impersonators look for.
Mortgage Rates are Rising, is it Better to Buy or Wait?
April 5, 2018 By Gary Prager
If you’ve been on the fence, now might be the time to act.
SCCU’s Five-Minute Guide to Buying an RV
May 11, 2017 By Space Coast Credit Union
There’s a lot to know before you set foot on a lot. The more you research now, the better things will go.
4 Perfect Times to Consider a Personal Loan
February 16, 2017 By Space Coast Credit Union
Virtually everything costs money, and it’s often more than you’d expect it to be.
Leasing Vs. Buying a Car
February 8, 2017 By Space Coast Credit Union
The decision to lease or buy a car is a personal one. Don't let the dealer make it for you.
Common Mistakes During Open Enrollment
November 3, 2016 By Space Coast Credit Union
Be sure to watch out for these three common pitfalls when enrolling in workplace benefits.
7 Things to Do Before Your Next Road Trip
July 1, 2016 By Tim Alexander
One of life's greatest pleasures can be a summer road trip to your favorite vacation destination.
How Interest Rates Affect Your Mortgage
May 13, 2016 By Space Coast Credit Union
The interest rate on your mortgage can affect your monthly payment by thousands of dollars each month.
How to Protect Your Online Banking Account
April 30, 2015 By Nicole Williams
Life in today's connected world inevitably comes with plenty of passwords to remember.
The SCCU HomeAdvantage
March 1, 2015 By Gary Prager
Space Coast Credit Union aims to be the one-stop-shop for members purchasing a home.
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