A savings account is a simple and safe way to store away some of your money and earn interest while keeping it accessible. Savings accounts are deposit-based, meaning that you can put money in whenever you want, except for fixed term savings, which usually only allows money to be invested at the beginning of the account’s term. Often, people will save a percentage of their salary into their savings account each time they are paid. By continually depositing small amounts regularly you can save money without it interfering with your daily life and when that rainy day comes along, you’ll be ready. Other products similar to savings accounts include ISAs. A cash ISA is the same as a savings account, only the interest earned on it is tax-free. As such, if you are thinking about putting some money away, it is worth considering an ISA if it is an option for you. For more on ISAs, see our guide on cash ISAs A stocks and shares ISA, as with any other form of investment, will come with the chance of your savings increasing in value by a lot more than standard interest rates would allow, but with this comes the potential risk that you may of lose some of your initial investment.