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Advanced Investment Strategies for Checking

Checking vs. Savings Accounts: What's the Difference?

What's the difference between checking and savings accounts? Find out how each impacts the accessibility, security and earning power of your bank account, and how to find the right fit for your needs.

The Cost of Sloppy Banking Habits Tops $800 Per Year

Richard Barrington
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Are sloppy banking habits draining money from your bank accounts? A new MoneyRates study calculates that sloppy banking habits can cost a bank customer $830.64 per year. Find out how you can keep this money for yourself rather than handing it over to your bank.

Better ways to find the best checking account

Richard Barrington
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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?

Best checking accounts for 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

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.

6 reasons to rethink where you bank

Richard Barrington
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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 2013: Should you switch?

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

4 signs of money immaturity in teens

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

Walmart's Bluebird card: Has checking met its match?

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

Why one bank is switching to a single overdraft fee

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

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