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Super-safe places to put your cash

Looking to park some money in a low-risk investment? Here are some of the best rates on 1-year certificates of deposits, which are paying in the neighborhood of 5 percent these days. The lenders have either four- or five-star ratings for financial strength from


Ascencia (877-369-2265)5.37%
Centennial Bank (800-251-0705)5.35
E-LOAN (866-576-7283)5.27
Excel National Bank (888-392-5265)5.27 (877-446-4200)5.27
*As of July 4. Source: