Checking Archive

How To Select The Best Checking Account

April 24, 2018

Changes in banking habits have made location less of an issue since the 1990s, while rising fees have made cost more significant. Isn't it time to change what you look for in a checking account?

Checking Account Fee Survey: How to avoid higher fee

March 16, 2018

We ranked the best checking accounts for 2018 on the basis of monthly maintenance fees, overdraft fees, and low minimum opening deposit. Here are the top ten free checking accounts to be found in 2018.

Finding a second-chance checking account

March 7, 2018

Having to work outside the banking system can be expensive and inconvenient. Unfortunately, this can easily happen to people whose accounts are closed by their banks because of chronic misuse of the account.

If this has happened to you, the good news is that there is a way to get back into the banking system. It's called second-chance checking, and finding the right second-chance checking account can be the first step toward re-establishing your access to the full range of bank services.

The Cost of Sloppy Banking Habits

March 2, 2018

Sloppy banking habits could easily cost consumers more than $600 per year, but they are easy to fix. Here's how to profit by staying on top of your finances.

Six confidential reasons to rethink your banking relationships

May 5, 2014

Banking has changed over time, and it's likely your banking needs have too. Here's why you may want to reconsider where you're at today.

Best Banks in America 2013: Time to Switch?

November 12, 2013

MONEY Magazine has announced its top banks for 2013, but are these institutions good enough to attract your business?

Signs of money immaturity - Improving your teen's money habits

August 28, 2013

If your son or daughter displays these signs, some remedial financial education may be in order -- fast.

Examining Walmart's Bluebird Prepaid Debit Card

November 2, 2012

Walmart's Bluebird prepaid debit card is a very competitive product, but there are some inherent drawbacks to using any prepaid card.

TCF Drops Overdraft Fees in Favor of a Single Daily Fee

May 24, 2011

Bank's move could spur other banks to drop the charges that can lead to a "train wreck" of multiple overdrafts.

5 simple ways to build a rainy day fund - money-rates.com

May 18, 2011

Although many Americans are having trouble making ends meet, here are some ways to save money and keep it safe for when you need it.

6 websites that can help you reach your savings goals

Banks roll out a new onslaught of checking account fees

Why banks want your business

Jumbo yields on reward checking accounts

5 ways to make balancing your checkbook easier

Is your checking account fully insured? 3 steps to make sure your money is safe

5 ways to save money with your checking account

Checking account debit card safety:10 tips

4 ways to avoid trouble with checking account auto bill pay

5 checking account mistakes to beware

New Checking Account Overdraft Rules: 6 Things You Should Know

What to do if You're Turned Down for a Checking Account

Using Your Cell Phone Camera To Deposit Checks

60-Second Guide to Managing a Joint Checking Account

5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Closing a Checking Account

How Banks Share Your Checking Account History

Is a Green Checking Account Right for You?

Don't Let Thieves Drain Your Checking Account

Five Changes You'll See In Checking Accounts in 2010

Check-less Checking Accounts: The Wave of the Future?

How to Choose a Checking Account: Five Questions to Ask

End of FDIC "TAG" Program Shows Dilemma for Smaller Banks

No Credit Check Checking Accounts

Do Checking Interest Rates Pay Better Than Savings Account Interest Rates?

China, U.S. Spending Habits, and Checking Accounts

Banks Are Offering Perks to New Checking Account Customers

Checking Accounts Offer Unsurpassed, Very Valuable Liquidity

Checking Account Interest Rates: Going Up Anytime Soon?

Banks Giving Away Free Cash: Bank Promotions and More

Five Tips for Keeping Your Checking Account Safe

The Pros and Cons of Checking Account Debit Cards

Advanced Investment Strategies for Checking