Lindsay VanSomeren

    Lindsay VanSomeren

    Lindsay VanSomeren is a freelance writer living in Suquamish, WA. Her work has appeared with FICO, Credit Karma, Investopedia, Forbes, and more. She has been a professional dogsled racer, a wildlife researcher, and a participant in the National Spelling Bee. In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys learning languages, gardening, and other outdoor adventures.

  • Pros and cons of CDs

    Considering a CD. Here are the pros and cons of this safe, time-deposit account.

  • Short- or long-term CD: Which is best for you?

    There aren’t any straightforward answers for how to choose between a long-term and short-term certificate of deposit, but a few factors can guide you.

  • How much do I need to open a CD?

    The typical minimum balance for certificate of deposits is usually $500-$1,000, or more. This means you need to think carefully about opening a new CD.