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
Nov 13, 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?

To get started, make sure you’re eligible to open an account. You’ll need to be at least 18 years old…

Cynthia Paez Bowman
Cynthia Paez Bowman
Nov 21, 2019

Most Recent Articles

How to Start Building an Emergency Fund

There's no better time to start building an emergency fund for the unexpected than now. But how do you start?…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Mar 25, 2020
What’s Happening to Interest Rates and Why Does It Matter?

On Sunday, the Federal Reserve announced it would slash interest rates by one percentage point down to 0%-0.25% as a…

Taylor Moore
Taylor Moore
Mar 19, 2020
Does Your Teen Need a Debit Card? Greenlight Can Help Teach Money Management.

The Greenlight debit card and mobile app helps parents teach kids and teens about spending and saving money wisely...with interest!

Courtney Mihocik
Mar 16, 2020
The Simple Dollar Awards of 2020

After months of research, here are our top picks for the most affordable, trustworthy and innovative personal finance solutions in…

Adam Morgan
Jan 31, 2020
Balancing Your Checkbook in the Era of Debit Cards and Online Banking

Although balancing your checkbook is very much out of fashion due to online banking, it serves an important purpose in…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Jan 20, 2020
Use Automatic Payments to Keep Finances on Track

Automatic payments help keep finances running smoothly with no late fees or overdrafts. With smart spending and autopay, managing money…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Jan 14, 2020