Banking Blog

There’s more to banking than just paying bills and saving for a rainy day. Whether you’re trying to grow your savings faster, find a better way to pay friends instantly, or just teach your kids about money, we’ll help you get the most from your bank account — or find a better one.

Featured Articles

Do Check-Cashing Services Provide a Banking Alternative?

A couple of weeks ago, Business Insider published an amazing article by Alex Morrell...

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Mar 11, 2019
How Does A Bank Work?

The Basics of Banking Recently, I received a lengthy email from a reader who had a ton of basic personal…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Aug 16, 2019
What Do You Need to Open a Bank Account?

Here\'s what you need to open a bank account in person or online.

Saundra Latham
Saundra Latham
Sep 17, 2019

Most Recent Articles

Seven Ways to Make Sure You Never Pay an ATM Fee Again

Though carrying around cash is increasingly becoming an outdated habit, there are still times in life when a debit card,…

Mia Taylor
Apr 15, 2019
How Hard Is It to Quit Your Big Bank? I’m About to Find Out

Banking is a relationship, and its breakups are as logistically difficult as any other. Consumers may not feel emotionally connected…

Jason Notte
Mar 25, 2019
Why Your Credit Needs an Emergency Fund

Believe it or not, neither the amount of money you earn nor how much you have in the bank or…

John Ulzheimer
John Ulzheimer
Mar 14, 2019
Five Alternatives to Savings Accounts (Besides Under Your Mattress)

Despite a string of interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve in 2018, returns on the average savings account continue…

Mia Taylor
Mar 1, 2019
Build Your Emergency Fund by $100 a Month, Get 2.30% Interest: CIT Savings Builder Review

If you want to avoid spending your entire life worrying about money, having an emergency fund is a must. With…

Holly Johnson
Jul 1, 2019
Savings Accounts vs. CDs vs. Money Market Mutual Funds

If you’re saving money for a near-term goal — like buying a house, taking a trip, or building an emergency…

Matt Becker
Jul 24, 2019