There's Always More to Discover With Your AARP Membership. Explore Your Member Benefits Today.
by Joan Rattner Heilman, AARP Bulletin, March 2, 2009
Check out an online piggy bank that helps you sock money away for something you want, like a holiday or a TV—and pays you interest. At SmartyPig.com, you set up a free account and decide how much money you want to save. Then each month SmartyPig withdraws a specified amount from your checking or savings account and deposits it in an FDIC-insured savings account where it earns interest—3.25 percent annually as of last month. Once you’ve hit your goal, you can choose to save it, apply it to a debit card or buy a gift card for a participating store. Family and friends can add to your piggy bank, too.
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