Online Banking

Online Banks: Why You Should Switch

You probably do much of your banking online already—regardless of the type of bank you use. So what’s stopping you from enjoying all the benefits of an online-only bank? Although online banks have a lot in common with their brick-and-mortar counterparts, there are a few key features that could tip the scale for you in […]

Online Banking

5 Things the Best Online Banks Have in Common

Now that you’ve decided to take advantage of the benefits of online banks, it’s time to choose the right one. Although doing business with an online bank has the potential to maximize your earnings and streamline your financial life, not all online banks are created equal. Here’s what to look for as you evaluate your […]

Savings Accounts

Beyond the Piggy Bank: Best Children’s Savings Accounts

  Ah, saving. It’s probably the most important money lesson kids can learn. So you’ve taught them to set some of their allowance aside, and now the piggy bank is full. Here are some answers to questions you may have about taking the next step and opening an online savings account for your child. What […]

Online Banking

Serious Security: How Online Banks Keep Your Money Safe

Of all the things you want to keep safe, your financial information is surely near the top of the list. Online banks know protecting your financial information is serious business. They use a combination of cutting edge technology and industry best practices to protect your personal and financial information. While individual banks approach security in […]

Savings Accounts

The Thing About “High Interest” Savings Accounts

  Although it sounds attractive, the term “high interest” can be misleading. While you shop around for the best rate, it can be hard to keep your facts straight. Here’s what you can expect from so-called “high interest” savings accounts—and an option that may be a better fit for your funds. What is a “high […]

Savings Accounts

Money Market Accounts vs. Savings Accounts

First of all, be proud of yourself—your money-savvy habits have paid off and now you have some savings to set aside. You have plenty of choices when it comes to managing that hard-earned cash. Two of the most common places to deposit your savings are money market accounts and savings accounts. While these two types of […]

Online Banking

How to Open a Bank Account Online

  Think you don’t have time to open a new bank account online? Think again. Nowadays it’s so simple, you probably can do it on the fly. Once you’ve chosen a bank and the type of account you want, a few basic pieces of information and an internet connection are all you need to get […]

Savings Accounts

CDs vs. Savings Accounts: Understanding the Difference

You already know that saving money is critical to meeting your financial goals, but choosing the right type of bank account is just as important. Although there are many kinds of accounts, two of the most common ways to save are certificates of deposit (CDs) and savings accounts. Understanding the key features of each type of […]

Savings Accounts

5 Things to Consider Before Opening a Joint Savings Account

  Sharing a meal is one thing. Sharing finances is another thing altogether. If you’re thinking about opening a joint savings account with someone, you know there are practical considerations—both legal and emotional—to mull over before you sign up. Here are a few things to consider: Joint savings accounts can make money management easier Any […]

Online Banking

Identity Theft: How to Detect Fraud and What to Do Next

No one wants to become a victim of identity theft. But if it happens to you, be prepared to take action. In addition to following precautions to protect your identity, you need to know how to spot fraudulent activity and take action if you suspect your personal information has been compromised. How to spot suspicious […]