A share savings account is also known as your membership account. It's called a share because you actually own a part of Guardians CU when you open an account with us.
All it takes is $25 to activate your credit union membership and to open this interest-bearing account. As a member-owner in good standing, you can earn dividends from the day of deposit. Dividends are compounded and paid quarterly.
An Money Market account requires an initial minimum deposit of $1,000. This account is a serious savings account designed to earn a higher yield than a regular share account. Because of this, up to three withdrawals per month are permitted.
A share certificate is a specified amount of money deposited for a pre-determined length of time (similar to a certificate of deposit). It earns a higher annual percentage yield (APY) than a regular savings account. Once set up, your APY is locked in until maturity. Choose terms ranging from 6 months to 60 months. Dividends vary according to the term. Share certificates can be opened with $1,000 or more. Dividends may be left to compound on the share certificate, transferred to a savings or checking account or you may have a monthly dividend check sent to you. Penalties for early withdrawal do apply.
A Guardians CU individual retirement account (IRA) is a solid way of assuring your financial security from the day you begin depositing. You can choose from the following types:
Every individual under age 70½ who has earned income may contribute to this personal pension plan. The money deposited is exempt from federal taxes until you withdraw it during retirement. The money you place in your IRA may be deducted from your taxable gross income each year under certain criteria, so consult a tax advisor.
Unlike traditional IRAs, your contributions to a Roth IRA are made with after-tax dollars, and your withdrawals after retirement are tax-free, providing you conform to the plan requirements. The Roth IRA can offer advantages over a traditional IRA depending on your income, tax bracket and years until retirement. Consult your tax advisor to decide which plan best suits your needs.
Need Help Planning For The Future?
Guardians Retirement & Financial Services offer a variety of investment and protection planning services to help you plan for the future. We are here to help you make sound financial decisions consistent with your investment timelines and your goals. Our needs-based approach means learning about your current situation and then helping you to take action towards a healthier financial future.
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Kirby Kangaroo Club
The Kirby Kangaroo Club helps children age 12 and under to understand financial institutions better and to develop good savings habits. The Kirby Club is a structured way of having your children save by earning Kirby bucks and cashing them in for prizes. Your kids will be excited to make deposits, knowing they will be eligible for many different Kirby items. In addition, Kirby hosts various fun events throughout the year for Kirby Club members.
There are many reasons why kids will enjoy saving with Kirby Kangaroo, but the best reason of all is that your youngster will learn good financial management while having fun! "Hop in" to the credit union today to open a Kirby Kangaroo Club account for that special child of yours—he or she will be glad you did!