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

Synchrony Bank Review

Synchrony Bank doesn’t offer a checking account, but it does provide multiple ways to earn high-interest yields on your savings…

Renee Breiten
Jan 10, 2020
HSBC Bank Review

We really like HSBC Bank's high savings rates and their award-winning credit card, but their online presence is underwhelming.

Tiffany Verbeck
Feb 6, 2020
SunTrust Bank Review

SunTrust offers attractive perks to its account holders in the Southeast. The more you have deposited, the better the benefits.

Renee Breiten
Dec 4, 2019
Fifth Third Bank Review

Fifth Third is a mid-tier traditional bank that offers a wide range of checking and savings accounts to meet customer…

Kristy Snyder
Nov 19, 2019
Discover Bank Review

The best online banks offer solid interest rates combined with no-fee, no-hassle accounts.

Doug Bonderud
Feb 7, 2020
Discover Bank Just Added Zelle, the Venmo Killer

Discover joins Ally, Chase, and others by adding the popular peer-to-peer money transferring service Zelle to its mobile app and…

Angelica Leicht
Nov 11, 2019