First of all, if you simply keep your money in the bank, you could actually be losing money, in real terms. Let's say that the bank's interest rate is 2%, but the inflation rate is 2.5%. This means that, in one year, your money will have grown by 2%, but prices will have increased by 2.5%. Your money will have grown, but it will be worth less! At the very least, you should look for a high interest account. To open one of these accounts, you will need to agree to keep your money in the account for a fixed period of time without withdrawing any of it. In return, the bank will offer you a better interest rate.