What is a CD?

A Certificate of Deposit (CD) is an agreement with a bank or savings and loan, for money that gets deposited for a set amount of time. CDs generally offer competitive rates of return (compared to savings accounts) and are FDIC insured.1 Maturities range from 30 days to several years, with CDs offered through Northwestern Mutual usually starting at three-month maturities.

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