Recent Articles By Andrew Freiburghouse
Coverdell Education Savings Account
Education savings accounts are a tax-advantaged way to save for college expenses. Learn how they can help take some of the sting out of today’s tuition costs.
Banks Are Offering Perks to New Checking Account Customers
Remember when banks used to give you a new toaster oven when you opened up a checking account? These days, banks are giving out better gifts, including cold hard cash, to new customers.
Check-Less Checking Accounts – The Wave of The Future?
British banks played an important role in creating checking accounts more than 300 years ago. Now, British banks are looking to lead the way to completely electronic checking accounts, with no paper checks involved.
Checking Account Interest Rates – Going Up Anytime Soon?
Mortgage rates have risen dramatically, but interest rates paid on checking accounts have not necessarily followed suit. What’s going on here and when might this dynamic change?
Checking Accounts Offer Unsurpassed, Very Valuable Liquidity
Keeping large amounts of money in a checking account may not earn you high interest rates. But the importance of liquidity is not to be underestimated.
How to Choose A Checking Account – Five Questions to Ask
Opening a checking account is not necessarily as simple as it might seem. There are enough choices offered that consumers may be unsure about what kind of checking account to choose. Here’s a handy five-question guide to making that decision.
No Credit Check Checking Accounts
You can get a checking account without undergoing a credit check. Here are some tips for finding a no credit check checking account.
Avoiding Checking Account Fees
Here are some of the most common checking account fees, along with suggestions on how to avoid them.
End of FDIC “Tag” Program Shows Dilemma for Smaller Banks
Checking accounts that don’t pay interest are guaranteed by the FDIC regardless of the amount deposited. This will change at the end of the year. Will that hurt smaller banks?
China, U.S. Spending HabIt’s, and Checking Accounts
As China increasingly wonders about putting more billions into the U.S. financial system, checking account holders should remain aware of the impact that Chinese investments has on the U.S. banking system.