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What is a Savings Account: Why You Need it

William Cowie
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Savings accounts are common, but not nearly as common as checking accounts. This post asks the question: What's the difference? But then it answers the more important question: Why do you need one? (Because you do.)

No Holiday Savings Yet? Here's How to Build Your Funds Fast

Rebecca Lake
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If you don't have holiday savings in place yet, it's not too late. Learn what steps you can take to fund the holidays even if you're a little behind on saving.

Can You Get a Debit Card on a Savings Account?

William Cowie
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Debit cards are a common feature on checking accounts but not on savings accounts. Can you get a debit card on a savings account? Learn about debit and ATM cards - but the bigger question is: Should you want one?

What's Better for Your Savings, Interest Compounded Daily or Monthly?

William Cowie
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What's the difference between monthly compounding and daily compounding for your savings accounts - and does it matter? How can you decipher what banks offer on their savings products?

Flip the Script: Raise Your Savings Account Rates As Most Rates Fall

Richard Barrington
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Do fed-rate cuts mean your savings will earn less interest? While rates generally may be falling, chances are you could take this opportunity to raise your rates.

How Much Cash Should I Keep in Savings Account

Richard Barrington
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Can you have too much money in a savings account? It might seem like a nice problem to have, but bank rate tiers and FDIC insurance limits may mean you should avoid keeping too much in any one account or at any one bank.

How to Avoid Savings Withdrawal Fees

Richard Barrington
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Should you have to pay just to access money in your savings account? Banks charge fees for certain transfers, but these fees can be easily avoided if you know how.

Best Savings Accounts for Kids 2019

Richard Barrington
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What is the best savings account for your child? It's the same type of account you would want for yourself. Learn how to teach your child about saving and choosing a good savings account.

The Most Cash You Can Withdraw At Once

Richard Barrington
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Is access to your money in the bank limited? Find out about how federal laws affect cash withdrawals from bank accounts.

Alternatives to Early 401(k) Withdrawal

Richard Barrington
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Thinking of taking money out of your 401(k) early? Make sure you understand the costs involved and some other possible alternatives.