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
Personal Finance 101: 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
Mar 11, 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
May 29, 2019

Most Recent Articles

How to Cash a Check (and Skip the High Fees)

For the vast majority of American households, cashing a check is often (but not always) as simple as going down…

The Simple Dollar Staff
The Simple Dollar Staff
Jan 29, 2019
How Bucket Budgeting Can Turbocharge Your Motivation to Save

In what has become a depressingly consistent tradition, a recent Bankrate survey revealed that 61% of Americans would not be…

Drew Housman
Drew Housman
Jan 31, 2018
Are Free Checking Accounts an Endangered Species?

Bank of America announced this week that it has ended its effectively-free eBanking account, moving the last of those customers…

Jon Gorey
Jon Gorey
Jan 29, 2019
Chase Bank Review

Chase Bank makes it easy to access your money wherever you are, and has high customer satisfaction ratings.

Kailey Fralick
Kailey Fralick
May 15, 2019
Ally Bank Review

As traditional banks struggle with customer frustration over hidden fees and insultingly low interest rates, Ally Bank has positioned itself…

Saundra Latham
Saundra Latham
Dec 7, 2018
How to Wire Money in Five Steps

“Wiring money” may sound old-fashioned, like sending a telegram or mailing a letter via the Pony Express, but it’s still…

The Simple Dollar Staff
The Simple Dollar Staff
Apr 10, 2018