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

Marcus Bank Review

Our review of Marcus Bank reveals a great No-Penalty CD and high savings rates, but a lack of a checking…

Tiffany Verbeck
Jun 4, 2020
Bank of America Review

Bank of America is a multinational investment and financial services company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. It’s the second-largest banking…

Michael Rand
Michael Rand
May 29, 2020
BMO Harris Bank Review

With great money-market accounts and low fees if you maintain high minimum balances, BMO Harris can be a great choice…

Troy Lambert
May 29, 2020
Chime Bank Review

Chime is a great bank if you have pretty basic banking needs, and you prefer your banking via an app…

Troy Lambert
Jun 4, 2020
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
Jun 2, 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
May 21, 2020