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Mr. Ken Tumin

Wrong Ken Tumin?

Financial Writer and Author

Local Address:  Austin , Texas , United States

Employment History

  • Editor
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Find a long-term CD with a ..., 22 Jan 2014 [cached]
Find a long-term CD with a lenient early withdrawal penalty, says Ken Tumin of Barclays' online five-year CD claws back just six months of interest.
But even if inflation slows, the ... [cached]
But even if inflation slows, the Series I bond still beats bank CDs, said Ken Tumin, an Austin-based financial writer and author of, a popular blog that lists deposit rates from banks and credit unions across the country. "Currently, the best one-year bank CD yield is only 1.4 percent," Tumin said.
Rising gasoline and food prices have a major impact on the CPI, which had a six-month increase of 2.3 percent, Tumin said.
"The previous I bond six-month rate was just 0.37 percent," he said. "It actually went negative in 2009 after the 2008 financial crisis."
He figures an investor buying a Series I bond this month won't do worse than 2.3 percent for the following 12 months and will likely do better. Here's the math:
Tumin doesn't think the next six-month rate will be zero.
"Most likely that November rate will be around 2 percent," Tumin said.
Smart Money agrees with Tumin.
"For small investors looking for a safe, short-term return, Series I bonds are again a good deal," Tumin said.
A three-month CD from, ... [cached]
A three-month CD from, an online division of Beal Bank of Plano, Texas, paid 0.51% annually this week, the highest rate available nationwide, according to Ken Tumin, editor of, a website that researches interest rates on offerings from banks.
Buy a five-year CD from Barclays at its recent 2.25% annual yield, pull your money out after two years and you will still earn an effective interest rate of 1.69% even after accounting for the bank's penalty for early withdrawal, according to Mr. Tumin.
Ken Tumin, ... [cached]
Ken Tumin,
Source: Ken Tumin, founder of, which monitors interest rates and various other developments at about 8,000 banks and credit unions.
"Rarely does an Internet savings account ..., 13 Mar 2012 [cached]
"Rarely does an Internet savings account stay a rate leader for more than one year," says Ken Tumin, founder of
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