I like to think of myself as being the sharpest tool in the shed. But I'll share a secret with you, only for purpose of garnering sympathy on this thread: I'm not!!
So I hope somebody will reach down and offer me the dopeslap I might well need at this point. Like others, I've been caught up in the TIAA move to lower interest rates. I found EverBank, though, and what appears to be a six month reprieve for up to $150,000. IOW, I can continue to earn the 1.25% interest rate I like on liquid funds at EverBank for the next six months. Guaranteed. Superficially it seems to me a good deal. Hence, my question:
What am I missing?
If there is one, what is the catch at EverBank? I'm aware of the minimum balance requirements, which appear reasonable to me. $100,000 of the EverBank money would be in their checking account. Are there special requirements for that account, must the account be used a certain way or have a minimum number of transactions per month? I could not locate any such requirements, but as I wrote earlier, I'm also not the sharpest tool out there. I did read Ken's latest writeup on EverBank and found nothing disturbing. But Ken has not posted on EverBank for a while. There might be unwanted changes.
I've also searched here on the DepositAccounts.com website for a better deal than the one (which appears to be) offered by EverBank. I found nothing close. What am I missing???? Another six months at 1.25%, guaranteed, seems almost too good to be true. When something appears too good to be true it oftentimes is!!