Safe Investments Sedona AZ

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New York Community Bank - West Sedona Branch
(888) 550-9888
2785 West Highway 89a
Sedona, AZ
ATM Fees
monthly fee: Monthly service fees range from $0 to $5.00. See institution about how these monthly fees can be waived.
ATM fee note: There is a $2.00 fee each time you use a non-affiliated ATM.
Services
Debit Reward Programs, Overdraft Protection, Email Alerts, Online Bill Pay, Activity Download, Unlimited Checks

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Chase - Sedona-Southwest Drive Branch
(877) 682-4273
1300 W Highway 89a
Sedona, AZ
ATM Fees
monthly fee: Monthly service fees range from $0 to $35.00. See institution about how these monthly fees can be waived.
ATM fee note: There is a $2.00 fee each time you use a non-affiliated ATM. (Fee does not apply to all accounts.)
Services
Mobile & Text Banking, Overdraft Protection, Email Alerts, Online Bill Pay, Activity Download, Free Checks, Unlimited Checks

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Bank of America - West Sedona Branch
(800) 432-1000
1771 West Highway 89a
Sedona, AZ
ATM Fees
monthly fee: Monthly service fees range from $0 to $25.00. See institution about how these monthly fees can be waived.
ATM fee note: There is a $2.00 fee each time you use a non-affiliated ATM.
Services
Mobile & Text Banking, Debit Reward Programs, Overdraft Protection, Email Alerts, Online Bill Pay, Activity Download, Free Checks, Unlimited Checks

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New York Community Bank - Sedona Branch
(888) 550-9888
7000 Highway 179, Suite A-116
Sedona, AZ
ATM Fees
monthly fee: Monthly service fees range from $0 to $5.00. See institution about how these monthly fees can be waived.
ATM fee note: There is a $2.00 fee each time you use a non-affiliated ATM.
Services
Debit Reward Programs, Overdraft Protection, Email Alerts, Online Bill Pay, Activity Download, Unlimited Checks

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Chase - Cottonwood Branch
(877) 682-4273
1540 Highway 89a
Cottonwood, AZ
ATM Fees
monthly fee: Monthly service fees range from $0 to $35.00. See institution about how these monthly fees can be waived.
ATM fee note: There is a $2.00 fee each time you use a non-affiliated ATM. (Fee does not apply to all accounts.)
Services
Mobile & Text Banking, Overdraft Protection, Email Alerts, Online Bill Pay, Activity Download, Free Checks, Unlimited Checks

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Harris Bank - Sedona
(800) 546-6101
2010 West 89a
Sedona, AZ
ATM Fees
monthly fee: Monthly service fees range from $0 to $25.00. See institution about how these monthly fees can be waived.
ATM fee note: There is a $2.00 fee each time you use a non-affiliated ATM after 2 uses per month. This fee can be waived if you are a student. (Fee does not apply to all accounts.) (Not all accounts provide this fee waiver.)
ATM Fee Rebate Noe: Some accounts provide rebates of ATM Surcharge Fees. Contact Harris Bank for details.
Services
Debit Reward Programs, Overdraft Protection, Email Alerts, Online Bill Pay, Activity Download, Unlimited Checks

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Wells Fargo - Sedona Branch
(866) 245-3452
2201 West Highway 89a
Sedona, AZ
ATM Fees
monthly fee: Monthly service fees range from $0 to $30.00. See institution about how these monthly fees can be waived.
ATM fee note: There is a $2.50 fee each time you use a non-affiliated ATM.
Services
Mobile & Text Banking, Debit Reward Programs, Overdraft Protection, Email Alerts, Online Bill Pay, Free Checks, Unlimited Checks

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Chase - Village Of Oak Creek Branch
(877) 682-4273
6666 Highway 179
Sedona, AZ
ATM Fees
monthly fee: Monthly service fees range from $0 to $35.00. See institution about how these monthly fees can be waived.
ATM fee note: There is a $2.00 fee each time you use a non-affiliated ATM. (Fee does not apply to all accounts.)
Services
Mobile & Text Banking, Overdraft Protection, Email Alerts, Online Bill Pay, Activity Download, Free Checks, Unlimited Checks

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Bank of America - Cottonwood Branch
(800) 432-1000
611 South Main
Cottonwood, AZ
ATM Fees
monthly fee: Monthly service fees range from $0 to $25.00. See institution about how these monthly fees can be waived.
ATM fee note: There is a $2.00 fee each time you use a non-affiliated ATM.
Services
Mobile & Text Banking, Debit Reward Programs, Overdraft Protection, Email Alerts, Online Bill Pay, Activity Download, Free Checks, Unlimited Checks

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Wells Fargo - Cottonwood Branch
(866) 245-3452
1201 Sthy 89a
Cottonwood, AZ
ATM Fees
monthly fee: Monthly service fees range from $0 to $30.00. See institution about how these monthly fees can be waived.
ATM fee note: There is a $2.50 fee each time you use a non-affiliated ATM.
Services
Mobile & Text Banking, Debit Reward Programs, Overdraft Protection, Email Alerts, Online Bill Pay, Free Checks, Unlimited Checks

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Q: I am a 23 year old graduate student at NC State.  Recently, I've been able to save about three grand. Woohoo!  However, I'm afraid I have a $3,500 credit card debt at an interest rate of 17%.  I know it's smartest to pay off the debt first, but I'm stubborn and have never traveled. 

I would like to invest $1,000 into something that is relatively safe, but will have accumulated a bit more in two to three years when I decide to see the world.  In the meantime, the rest of my savings will go towards the credit card. Do you have any advice on where to invest? 

A: Congratulations on your savings!  I agree with you that your first strategy should be to pay down some or all of your credit card debt with a 17% interest rate.  That should be your first priority.  You might also shop around for a credit card that offers a more favorable rate, particularly if you do not pay off your balance every month.

In terms of investing your $1,000, you have several alternatives.  You indicate that you want something safe and that you will need the money in two to three years.  In light of your desire for safety relatively short time frame, I would suggest a certificate of deposit, a money market account, or a bank savings account.  Unfortunately, none of these will pay a very high return in this interest rate environment, but they are safe types of investments. 

Another alternative would be a Treasury bill or Treasury note.  Both of these can be purchased in denominations of $1,000 and are backed up by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government....


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