Checking Account Knowledge Center
MoneyRates.com brings you the latest info on specific checking account offers as well as tips on how to get more out of your checking account.
Choosing a Checking Account
Find out how the right checking account can help you save money by learning about:
- Different checking account fees
- Finding a checking account that fits your needs
- How online checking can save you money
Managing Your Checking Account
Your checking account is the front line of your finances. Manage it to win by knowing:
- How to avoid paying monthly maintenance fees
- How to make sure you are covered by FDIC insurance
- What online tools can help you avoid overdrafts
People pay hundreds of dollars in unnecessary checking account fees every year. Learning a little can help you save that money for yourself.
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Using cash for all your transactions isn't practical or safe. That's why it's best to get a bank account with a debit card. Problem is, some people can't qualify for an account at many banks. And many can't afford the various fees charged. So what's the best bank account for you? Probably an entry-level online or mobile bank account.
Opening a bank account as a newcomer to the U.S. takes some planning. Learn how immigrants can open a bank account without a social security card.
What's the difference between checking and savings accounts? Find out how each impacts the accessibility, security and earning power of your bank account, and how to find the right fit for your needs.
Changes in banking habits have made location less of an issue since the 1990s, while rising fees have made cost more significant. Isn't it time to change what you look for in a checking account?
We ranked the best checking accounts for 2018 on the basis of monthly maintenance fees, overdraft fees, and low minimum opening deposit. Here are the top ten free checking accounts to be found in 2018.
Having to work outside the banking system can be expensive and inconvenient. Unfortunately, this can easily happen to people whose accounts are closed by their banks because of chronic misuse of the account.
If this has happened to you, the good news is that there is a way to get back into the banking system. It's called second-chance checking, and finding the right second-chance checking account can be the first step toward re-establishing your access to the full range of bank services.
Banking has changed over time, and it's likely your banking needs have too. Here's why you may want to reconsider where you're at today.
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