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Smarty Pig 3.05% APY Online Savings Account

May 29th, 2009

Smarty Pig is currently offering an online savings account with an APY of 3.05%. Smarty Pig has been offering some of the best savings rates in the country for several months now, so this consistency speaks well to how the rate will most likely hold up over time. However, this great rate comes with a few catches as this is not a typical savings account.

You’re allowed to deposit between $25 and $50,000 and you must set a savings goal between $250 and $250,000. In order to achieve this goal you must set up automatic transfers into your account of at least $10. You’re allowed to deposit up to $50,000 in any 24 hour period. You may withdraw your money when you either reach your goal or terminate your goal, but you must withdraw all your money if you’re terminating your goal. You can’t do a partial withdrawal. The idea of the account is to help reach savings goals, although I would set a goal that you’re confident you can reach (that you already have funds for). If you’re opening an account for a 529 college savings plan you can use our college savings calculator to calculate your total savings.

One good idea is to just set up a series of mini-goals. That way your money can become more liquid. There’s no hard credit pull when you open an account which is a nice bonus.

West Bank, the FDIC institution that actually holds the funds for Smarty Pig deposits, has a 3 out of 5 star soundness rating from bankrate. if you save for retirement this account is a great option.

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  1. Floyd Lawrence
    June 9th, 2009 at 14:00 | #1

    CD rates are a big turnoff right now, understand this savings program is a goal oriented one up to 250k. Is this variable or fixed @ 3.05%? Will consider
    open 40k account, goal 250k within 90 days. Kcal 9 LA advertised this on money 101. please respond

  2. Floyd Lawrence
    June 9th, 2009 at 14:02 | #2

    Change what?

  3. June 9th, 2009 at 15:26 | #3

    I believe it’s variable, but that rate has been stable for quite some time now. You should contact smarty pig for more details on their accounts.

  4. Ted Guleserian
    May 10th, 2010 at 13:17 | #5

    Your rate quotation for SmartyPig is completely off the mark. They are offering 2% since last August–no where near the 3.05% that you have been advertising. What is the source of this error? TG

  5. June 14th, 2011 at 20:47 | #7

    I started using Smart Pig 5 months ago and the results are even betterthan I expected!!

  6. June 18th, 2011 at 16:19 | #9

    if West Bank has a 3 out of 5 star soundness rating from bankrate then I have to give it a try

  7. June 24th, 2011 at 12:24 | #10

    I’m fine with Smarty Pig and its APY of 3.05%. 

  8. June 27th, 2011 at 13:13 | #11

    A friend of mine recommended me Smarty Pig and now I’m happy I took his advice.

  9. June 29th, 2011 at 20:13 | #12

    I don’t have a lot of experience, but I’m happy with Discover Bank 2% Online Savings Account 

  10. June 29th, 2011 at 20:20 | #13

    I opted for West Bank and I’m planing to save for retirement account

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