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
Mar 11, 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?

Here\'s what you need to open a bank account in person or online.

Saundra Latham
Saundra Latham
Sep 17, 2019

Most Recent Articles

Thinking Of Making A Banking Change? Here’s How To Compare Competing Bank Accounts

Recently, I’ve received emails from people asking me what I think of various checking accounts, such as ING’s Electric Orange…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Feb 3, 2007
The HSBC Direct 6.00% APY Promotion

Please note: HSBC Direct Savings account 6.00% APY is currently expired. If you haven’t heard the news, HSBC Direct is…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Dec 3, 2018
How To Switch To A New Checking Account

I’m on the verge of taking the plunge and switching to ING’s Electric Orange checking account, but one thing has…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Dec 26, 2006
Weighing the Positives and Negatives of ING Electric Orange Checking

I’ve been weighing the positives and negatives of ING’s new Electric Orange checking account, which is now available to some…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Apr 19, 2018
Two Banks Enter, One Bank Leaves: ING vs. HSBC in … Direct Thunderdome

Please note: HSBC Direct Savings account 5.05% APY is currently expired. Over the past few months, I signed up with…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Dec 3, 2018