Margarette Burnette is a NerdWallet authority on savings, who has been writing about bank accounts since before the Great Recession. Her work has been featured in The Associated Press, USA Today and other major newspapers. Before joining NerdWallet, Margarette was a freelance journalist with bylines in magazines such as Good Housekeeping, Black Enterprise and Parenting. She is based near Atlanta, Georgia.
- Education: B.S. in business administration from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Best Savings Rates of June 2023
List of the best savings rates available from a large pool of providers.
Capital One 360 Savings Account Interest Rate: How It Compares
The Capital One 360 Performance Savings Account has a strong annual percentage yield.
Chase Savings Account Interest Rate: How It Compares
Chase savings account interest rates are generally lower than savings rates at online banks.
Best High-Yield Online Savings Accounts of June 2023
Our list of the best high-interest savings accounts.
5 Steps to Clear Up Your ChexSystems Record
Get your report, dispute errors, pay off debts, ask creditors to remove information and wait for it to drop off.
How to Transfer Money From One Bank to Another
You can move funds from one bank account to another with online bank transfers.
Wells Fargo Savings Account Interest Rate: How It Compares
Wells Fargo savings account interest rates are some of the lowest around.
What Is Compound Interest?
Compound interest is the money your bank pays you on your balance — known as interest — plus the money that interest earns over time.
How to Shore Up Your Savings Against Inflation
Stay ahead of inflation by putting your money in high-yield savings accounts and investments.
CD vs. Savings Account: Which Should I Choose?
Savings accounts give you more flexibility to make withdrawals, but CDs can offer higher interest rates.