Banking Blog

There’s more to banking than just paying bills and saving for a rainy day. Whether you’re trying to grow your savings faster, find a better way to pay friends instantly, or just teach your kids about money, we’ll help you get the most from your bank account — or find a better one.

Featured Articles

Do Check-Cashing Services Provide a Banking Alternative?

A couple of weeks ago, Business Insider published an amazing article by Alex Morrell...

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Mar 11, 2019
Personal Finance 101: How Does A Bank Work?

The Basics of Banking Recently, I received a lengthy email from a reader who had a ton of basic personal…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Mar 11, 2019
What Do You Need to Open a Bank Account?

Here\'s what you need to open a bank account in person or online.

Saundra Latham
Saundra Latham
Jan 11, 2019

Most Recent Articles

Five Alternatives to Savings Accounts (Besides Under Your Mattress)

Despite a string of interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve in 2018, returns on the average savings account continue…

Mia Taylor
Mar 1, 2019
Build Your Emergency Fund by $100 a Month, Get 2.45% Interest: CIT Savings Builder Review

If you want to avoid spending your entire life worrying about money, having an emergency fund is a must. With…

Holly Johnson
Jan 29, 2019
Savings Accounts vs. CDs vs. Money Market Mutual Funds

If you’re saving money for a near-term goal — like buying a house, taking a trip, or building an emergency…

Matt Becker
Dec 26, 2018
Fed Meeting Preview: How to Take Advantage of Rising Interest Rates

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) holds its last meeting of the year on December 18-19, and the general expectation…

Matt Becker
Dec 7, 2018
Beam Review: Can You Really Earn Up to 4% With This Savings Account?

The average savings account paid out a measly 0.08% in interest as of August 2018, according to the FDIC. That…

Holly Johnson
Aug 14, 2018
A Deeper Look at Savings Rate

One of the financial numbers I’ve come to value a lot lately is savings rate; in fact, savings rate was…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Apr 19, 2018