6 Benefits of Online Checking Accounts

You can’t remember the last time you had actual cash in your wallet, let alone a paper checkbook. And digital wallet apps make sending and receiving money as easy as a swipe on your phone. So, do you still need a checking account these days? The answer is: yes. Checking accounts remain a personal banking […]


6 Ways to Avoid Checking Account Fees

Of all the banking pet peeves people have, one of the biggest has to be paying fees. From overdraft fees to ATM fees to maintenance fees, no one wants to shell out money when they don’t have to. Take a close look at your last few bank statements and see what you paid in extra […]

Savings Accounts

Should You Open Multiple Savings Accounts? Learn the Pros and Cons Here

Let’s keep it simple: There’s no limit to the number of savings accounts you can open. The tricky part? Knowing whether or not it’s worth it to have multiple ones. While opening more than one savings account may help you keep several savings goals (retirement, vacation, future down payment) organized, it could mean more monthly […]


Open a Checking Account Online in 3 Simple Steps

Checking accounts give you the most flexible access to your funds of any deposit account. That means you can use a checking account to pay bills, make transfers, conduct debit card transactions, and more. But did you know you can open a checking account online in just a few minutes? Here’s how in three simple […]

Savings Accounts

Buckets and Boosters: Make Your Money Work Harder Than Ever With Our New Smart Savings Tools

Everyone knows that saving money is essential — you know about the all-important rainy-day fund, a vacation fund, and the many, many types of accounts targeting different goals. But when it comes to creating a plan for your goals, managing your money, and actually doing the saving — well, let’s just say it’s easier said […]

Savings Accounts

The Art of Saving: 5 Tips to Get Crafty with Your Savings Account

Saving money is on everyone’s to-do list, but your personal savings account should reflect your own goals. Just as people have differing habits and hobbies, so do they have different savings priorities — you might be saving for a new mountain bike, while your coworker’s saving for a kitchen renovation. But while the specifics of […]


Saving for a Future of Freedom: 4 Ways to Fund Your IRA

That adventurous future you’ve imagined — you know, building a second home, exploring a new continent, or hiking the Grand Canyon — is going to cost money (and possibly more than you might think). Opening an IRA (Individual Retirement Account) is a great way to help you save up for a comfortable retirement and all […]

Savings Accounts

Should You Open Checking and Savings Accounts Together?

A movie is great on its own, but add popcorn and you have yourself a night. That’s because some things are just better together. Take checking and savings accounts. Each type of account works great on its own, but together they make a personal banking dynamic duo. And while it might not make sense for […]


How Do Interest-Bearing Checking Accounts Work?

You know the trusty sidekick every superhero has? The one who does all the work and gets none of the glory? Chances are, that’s how your checking account functions in your personal banking strategy. But what if we told you there’s a way to earn interest without all the transaction limitations that come with savings […]


Explore Your Options: Compare Checking, Savings, and Money Market Accounts

You have a lot of options when it comes to managing your everyday banking needs. And while you likely know a bit about them, a side-by-side comparison of the most common types of accounts may help you choose which ones are best for you. Checking, savings, and money market accounts have some similarities, but their […]

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