Tips by Katie Adams

Use a brokerage account to invest in brokered CDs. By opening an account with a brokerage firm you can invest in brokered CDs. These are...
Bank with a credit union that carries private excess share insurance. Some credit unions that are members of the National Credit Union Association...
Open an account with a DIF- or SIF-insured bank. The Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) is a private company headquartered in Massachusetts that provides...
Invest in CDs with a CDARS network member institution. When you invest at least $10,000 in a CD with a Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service...
Tags: CDs, CDARS
Open an MMAX money market account. The Institutional Deposits Corporation (IDC) offers the Money Market Account Xtra (MMAX) through its network of...
Research your broker and brokerage firm. While you are responsible for making and approving decisions related to your investments, it's important to...
Tags: brokers, fraud
Check for SIPC Protection. Check to make sure your brokerage accounts are protected by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). SIPC...
Tags: SIPC, fraud
Know your investment time horizon. Make sure that money you will need in the short-term is invested in low-risk vehicles such as CDs, T-bills and...
Tags: timing, risk
Keep good records of all your investment transactions. If you are concerned that you may be a victim of fraud or if you are simply concerned that...