Savings Accounts

How to Create a Fall Savings Plan

As summer turns to fall, the weather may be cooling down but spending may be warming up. Back to school season is looking a little different this year and costing families a little more (almost $1,000 on average). And that’s only the beginning. ‘Tis the season to pencil in some fun fall activities as a […]

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Set Financial Goals for Your Important Life Moments

You have big hopes and exciting dreams for your life, from throwing a memorable wedding, furnishing your dream home, or financing a new car. An important step to achieving these special moments is simple, really: Setting concrete goals. Financial goal setting doesn’t have to be overcomplicated — here’s how you can do it yourself and […]

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Your Fundamental Guide to Emergency Fund Savings

While you can’t plan for every possible “what if,” you can put your best financial foot forward and be prepared, should an unexpected occasion arise. That’s where an emergency fund comes in: to protect you when unanticipated costs come a-knocking. So you’re ready, we’ve assembled a quick overview of all things emergency fund — what […]

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Checking vs. Savings Accounts: What’s the Difference

Putting your paycheck in a jar that sits on your shelf isn’t feasible when your earnings increase beyond birthday gift money and weekly chore allowance. At that point you’ll need a bank account. That being so, let’s take a look at two common options: checking account vs. savings account. Learn the different purposes of checking […]

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Savings Interest Calculator: See How Much You’re Earning

When you’re considering opening a savings account (or even after you already have one), making sense of interest rates can be a little confusing. While it may be clear that savings accounts are a secure method to earn a little interest without the risk, calculating how much you’re earning isn’t an easy equation. Our easy-to-use […]

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How to Start an Emergency Fund, Even If You Think You Can’t

If you’ve made it to this blog post, congrats! You’re already taking the first step in building your emergency fund. Starting can be the hardest part of achieving any goal, but it can feel even more difficult if you don’t know where to begin or feel stretched thin when it comes to your finances. While […]

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Beyond the Piggy Bank: Best Kid’s Savings Accounts

  Ah, saving. It’s probably the most important money lesson kids can learn. You’ve taught them to set some of their allowance aside, and now their piggy bank is full. Now that they’re ready to take the next step, how do you find a savings account you can use to help your kids save? Below, […]

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Your Questions Answered: How Does a Savings Account Work?

As kids, many of us saved all our coins, dollars, and allowance in a piggy bank — and that was our first introduction to how to save. In many ways, a savings account functions a lot like a piggy bank. It’s a place to store your hard-earned cash until you might need it. But unlike your childhood piggy bank, a savings […]

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The Pros and Cons of Savings Accounts: Maximizing Your Money

When you buy a new cell phone, you choose a brand, model, size, and color (rose gold, if you’re feeling fancy), while weighing the features against your needs. It can be exciting but also a bit overwhelming. (“What is 5G connection? And do I really need retina display?”) Opening a savings account can be a […]

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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 […]

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