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YOUR MONEY: Finding the best CD rate

Finding a certificate of deposit (CD) rate offering a good return is no easy task -- especially these days, when interest rates are extremely low. If you are in the market for a CD however, several Web sites offer tools to help consumers track do...

Finding a certificate of deposit (CD) rate offering a good return is no easy task -- especially these days, when interest rates are extremely low.

If you are in the market for a CD however, several Web sites offer tools to help consumers track down the best rates.

Here are a few sites worth visiting:

Bankrate.com ( www.bankrate.com/cd.aspx ): Discusses CD investing basics, with comparison rates.

Banxquote.com ( www.banx.com/banking.asp ): Search for CD rates by type, location and term.

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,B>Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ( www.fdic.gov/deposit/deposits/certificate/index.html ):Features brief CD explainer and a number of useful saver tips.

Interest.com (deposits.interest.com/deposits/best--cd--interest--rates.html): Offers five methods for finding the best CD rates.

MoneyRates.com ( www.money-rates.com/news/Why--CD--Rates--Differ.htm ): Explains why CD rates are different, and how an investor can benefit.

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