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7 Ways the Coronavirus Could Change How You Bank

Richard Barrington
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Is the coronavirus outbreak changing how you bank? Here's how to protect your finances by changing some banking habits and reviewing your retirement plan.

What is the Minimum Amount of Interest Required to Report?

Richard Barrington
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Unsure whether you need to report small amounts of interest earned on bank accounts? Chances are you do have to report, even if the bank did not send you a Form 1099-INT. See guidelines for reporting and what you can do about earning more interest next year.

How to Earn More Interest on Your Savings 2020

William Cowie
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In the current climate of rock-bottom interest rates, is there a way for you to find a higher return on your savings? You may be pleasantly surprised by some of these options.

Best Money Saving Tips: This Is Your Year to Save No Matter What

Erik Martin
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It's a new year. And that means it's a fresh start -- a chance to abandon old habits and adopt positive new ones. One habit that can take you a long way in 2020 and beyond is consistently saving money when you can. There are many money savings tips out there: But which ones can best teach you how to save money?

Can You Pay Bills Directly from a Savings Account?

William Cowie
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Savings accounts tend to pay higher interest than checking accounts. Would it, therefore, make sense to put all your money in a savings account and use it to pay bills and make purchases? No, and here's why not.

Which Banks Have the Most Convenient ATMs?

Richard Barrington
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Are you a frequent ATM user? See some simple tips to help you stop wasting money on ATM fees.

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?