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

Three Big Reasons It Costs More to Be Poor

While even high-earning Americans often struggle with money, making ends meet is particularly difficult for the poor. Americans in the lowest income bracket spend an…

Drew Housman
Drew Housman
Nov 13, 2019
What Is a Checking Account?

While you can get by without one, a checking account is a safe and efficient way to store your paycheck…

The Simple Dollar Staff
The Simple Dollar Staff
Sep 28, 2016
Best Online Brokers for Beginners

All of our online brokerage platforms chosen are serious about making investing accessible (and affordable) for beginners.

Jeff Reeves
Jeff Reeves
Jan 14, 2020
Where to Exchange Currency Without Getting Fleeced

As a former professional basketball player who had to buy things in Israel, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Russia, and Germany,…

Drew Housman
Drew Housman
Sep 27, 2019
The Ultimate Guide To Wire Transfer Fees

Wire transfers often come with expensive fees, but they're useful for sending someone money when other options aren't practical. This…

Michael Rand
Feb 3, 2020
TD Ameritrade Review

TD Ameritrade is a strong trading platform with services that are worth the extra cost.

Jody Ray Bennett
Jody Ray Bennett
Mar 13, 2020