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

What Is a Money Market Account?

A money market account, or MMA, is like a hybrid between a checking and savings accounts.  Money market accounts are…

Saundra Latham
Saundra Latham
Mar 12, 2020
How to Break Out of the Overdraft Cycle

Most of us are familiar with overdrafts, whether it’s something we’ve actually done ourselves or not. We write a check…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Jun 8, 2016
How to Escape the Trap of Expensive Banking

One of the most powerful articles I’ve ever read is “When You’re Poor, Money Is Expensive,” in the Atlantic. The article…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Nov 13, 2019
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 of 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
Mar 23, 2020