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

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
Mar 2, 2020
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
Apr 3, 2020
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
Budgeting Software Showdown: Alternatives to Mint.com

Since its founding in 2006, Mint.com has grown from a small financial startup into a formidable personal finance tool with…

Saundra Latham
Saundra Latham
Oct 29, 2019
How My Cheese Addiction Taught Me to Automate My Savings

I wouldn’t consider myself an overly indulgent person. I generally eat two well­-balanced meals a day. I don’t drink very…

Drew Housman
Drew Housman
Mar 3, 2020
Capital One 360 Review

Capital One 360 is a particularly good choice if you’re looking for a strong all-round option in online banking. In…

Saundra Latham
Saundra Latham
Mar 27, 2020