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

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
31 Days to Financial Independence (Day 25): Investing and Saving for Other Goals

“31 Days to Financial Independence” is an ongoing series that appears every Thursday on The Simple Dollar. You might want…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
May 3, 2019
What Is ChexSystems?

Most of us have heard of Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian – the trifecta of credit bureaus that impact everything from credit…

Mia Taylor
Nov 13, 2019
The Glass-Steagall Act, Explained

Glass-Steagall refers to four sections of the Banking Act of 1933, which were set to remedy the absolute power of the…

Matt Killorin
Sep 27, 2019
What Is a Wire Transfer?

A wire transfer is perhaps the fastest and most efficient way to move money from one business to another or…

Mia Taylor
Dec 23, 2016
Which Type of Bank Account Is Best For Your Money?

While most of us understand the importance of saving money, that doesn’t mean we know where to save it. Unfortunately,…

Holly Johnson
Jan 29, 2019