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The Ally Interest Checking Account

Over the years, many banks have offered "free checking accounts" to their customers, but the truth is, "free checking" can mean different things for different banks. So, even with so-called "free checking accounts," you may end up paying ATM fees, official check fees, wire fees, transaction fees and so on. In addition, while some banks […]

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Understanding Interest Checking Accounts

Generally, banks offer interest on savings and certificates of deposit (CDs) as an incentive for people to deposit money in the bank. And while it may seem unlikely that banks would offer you interest on checking accounts, where your balance can fluctuate daily, some banks actually do offer interest checking accounts. The trick for you […]

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Get More From Your Checking Account

Comparing checking accounts is more complex than it used to be. Now that you can open a checking account online either at a traditional bank or with an online bank, there are more options available than ever. Compare Features, Fees and Benefits Comparing checking accounts comes down to finding the one that fits your needs. […]

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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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A Safe Way to Grow Your Personal Wealth

If you're like many people, the first savings account you open is your first lesson in learning how to grow your personal wealth. In recent years, the number and variety of savings accounts that banks offer have increased. But understanding why savings accounts can be a smart way to grow your personal wealth remains as […]

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How to Find the Best Online Savings Account for You

Savings accounts are a good place to put money away for the future. And the Internet can be a good place to find the best online savings account for you. Online banks often pay higher interest rates than traditional brick-and-mortar banks because they don't have the overhead of maintaining physical branches. Use Web search tools […]

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How to Find the Best High Interest Checking Accounts

As financial products continue to evolve, some banks now offer interest checking accounts with rates at levels comparable to traditional savings accounts. As you shop for an interest checking account, start by comparing annual percentage yields (APYs) at various banks. Then, be sure you understand the terms and features of each account you consider. Some […]

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The Advantages of Interest-Bearing Checking

The money you earn on an interest-bearing checking account is only part of its benefit. An interest-bearing checking account can be a safe place to park your money when you need easy access to it and don’t want to take risks with it. Safety and stability are the important components of an interest-bearing checking account, […]

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How Do I Avoid Checking Account Fees?

Some banks charge various types of fees for the checking accounts they offer. These can include monthly maintenance fees, check and debit overdraft fees, ATM fees and low balance fees, to name a few. Free checking accounts may not be all they appear to be once you find you have to meet minimum balance requirements […]