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 Painful Bank Fees (and How to Avoid Them)

We’ve always known that banks make major money off fees. Just how much has often been tricky to say, but…

Saundra Latham
Saundra Latham
Oct 30, 2019
What Should I Do With My Newfound Money?

It happens several times in the lives of most adults. For some unexpected reason, you suddenly have more money than…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Sep 17, 2019
Best Checking Account Bonuses in December 2020

If you need a new checking account, banks from coast to coast are offering attractive promotional bonuses to lure your…

Saundra Latham
Saundra Latham
Feb 7, 2020
New Year’s Resolutions: Six Ways to Hack the 52-Week Money Challenge

Is your New Years resolution to save more in 2019? Start with just a dollar this week, and you can…

Jon Gorey
Jon Gorey
Dec 31, 2018
Credit Card vs Debit Card: Which Should You Use Online?

In case you hadn’t heard, most banks and businesses began transitioning their credit cards and credit card terminals away from magnetic…

Holly Johnson
Nov 13, 2019
Why Your Teen Should Open a Checking Account

My parents had me open my first checking account when I was around 13 or 14. I didn’t realize how…

Tim Van Pelt
Sep 20, 2018