A savings account is a basic type of bank account that allows you to deposit money, keep it safe, and withdraw funds, all while earning interest. Savings accounts offer easy access to your funds. Once you’re ready to spend money, you can withdraw funds or transfer funds.
It’s generally wise to have a savings account, and they're mostly free—especially at online banks, community banks, and credit unions.
Keeping funds elsewhere that you don't plan to spend in the immediate future is unsafe, and using a savings account has a psychological benefit: It's tempting to spend money in hand. A savings account, however, can be a means of setting aside funds to reach longer-term goals.
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