6-month/182-day certificates earn dividends on a simple interest basis. This means that dividends are computed only on the principal amount - not on the combined principal and dividend balance. If the dividends are left with the principal balance, the dividends are paid when the certificate matures. The monthly dividends will not post to the member's account until the certificate reaches maturity.
Dividends for the 12-, 18-, 15-, 24-, 36-, 48-, 60-, and 84-month certificates (as well as the 5-Year Ladder) are posted monthly on the primary member’s dividend cycle date.