When the economy sucks, the government will generally lower interest rates so it’s more enticing for you to SPEND money rather than SAVE.
1.2% annual return??? HAHAHAH!!
This means my roughly $25,000 will earn $300 for a whole year of sitting there. Meanwhile the inflation rate right now is “officially” between 3-4%….and in reality is probably much higher.
So while I earn $300, my money loses $750 in value (at least). The account is no longer a “No risk” account…it’s now a money pit.
Well that’s a losing proposition, so while I already have an investment account I use to throw into businesses that make me money, it looks like I’ll be almost forced to put some of that money to good use.
However with all the current tax breaks encouraging businesses to spend right now, taking money out of permanent savings accounts and spending them on money-making endeavors seems a smart idea right now.
Shopping spree time :-D