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Retirement Nest Egg

To protect your nest egg at any stage of your life, you want to make certain your assets are represented in a rich, diverse collection of financial vehicles. And the older you get, the more sense it makes to consider a healthy proportion of low-risk, interest bearing accounts like an online savings account or certificates […]

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How to Get More From Your Checking Account(s)

Many finance experts would agree that generally your checking account is for everyday spending, your savings is for mid-range goals and emergency funds, and investments are for longer-term goals. That means an interest checking account may not be your preferred vehicle for maximizing interest on the bulk of your assets. Still, there are reasons why […]

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How Interest Checking Accounts Can Work for You

Online Ally Bank Interest Checking Accounts can be used just like more traditional checking accounts. Not only can you write checks and use your debit card to pay bills and make purchases, but Ally Bank also will pay interest on the balance in your account, no matter how much is there. But beyond day-to-day money […]

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Why Take Your Checking Account Online?

While you probably can manage your traditional checking account online to a certain degree, there may be advantages to opening a checking account with an online bank instead. Online banks don’t have the overhead of brick-and-mortar banks and can pass on the savings to you in the form of great rates. Moreover, an online checking […]

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Online Banking Accounts Offer Great Benefits

The list of features that come with an online banking account varies from bank to bank. In fact, even though it may be called it a “checking account,” it's possible for a bank not to offer you paper checks at all. So when you're looking to open an online checking account, it pays to weigh […]

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Smart Ways to Manage Your Bank Checking Account

How well do you know your checking account? To get the most out of your bank checking account, you may need to brush up on your management skills. Review the following tips to make sure your checking account is working for you. Understand bank fees. For example, do you need to maintain a minimum balance […]

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Are All Bank Checking Accounts the Same?

Although finding a bank checking account with the right blend of amenities and services is important, one of the things you should consider when researching your options is the bank behind the account. Just a few of the questions that can help you make an informed decision you'll be comfortable with now and for years […]

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How Interest On Checking Accounts Is Calculated

Regardless of how much it is—or even how much you keep in your account—earning interest on checking accounts is one of those fundamental financial moves that simply make sense. That is, as long as you know the features and terms of your account. Finding the Right Account for YouWhile Ally Bank offers interest on checking […]

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Checking Account Basics, Part 3: Understanding Checking Account Security

Now that you've learned about Understanding Interest and Managing Your Checking Balance, it's time to sum up our series on checking account basics with a few words on the importance of checking account security. While it's hard to avoid what seems like daily news of identity theft, it's actually quite easy to reduce your risk […]

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How Interest-Bearing Checking Accounts Work

Interest-bearing checking accounts allow you to earn interest on the money you use for everyday expenses. By offering the convenience of a checking account and the ability to earn interest, they provide you with a simple way to grow your money even when you may not be actively saving toward a specific goal. Although some […]