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Banking 101 | Checking Account

By: Yanna
January 26th, 2023

We've all been there... You open your checking account statement and see a bunch of fees that you don't even understand. Or maybe you do understand them, but you're just angry because they ate up all your hard-earned money. Either way, nobody likes paying fees. But did you know that there are some easy ways to avoid those pesky fees? Yep - and I'm going to share them all. 

Banking 101 | Checking Account

By: Yanna
January 23rd, 2023

When it comes to easily managing your everyday spending, you need to make sure you have the right account for your needs. Unlike an auto loan that has one specific purpose (to help you buy a vehicle) you have a ton of different checking account options to help you get the job done.

Banking 101 | Checking Account

By: Yanna
January 20th, 2023

A debit card can be a very handy tool to have in your financial arsenal, but it's important to use it wisely in order to avoid any chances of your account information getting compromised.

Banking 101

By: Yanna
January 13th, 2023

One of the rites of passage for children is when they get their first bank account. 

Banking 101 | Checking Account

By: Yanna
January 11th, 2023

As you’ve considered your banking habits and looked at all the accounts you need to manage, have you ever asked yourself a question like this:

Banking 101 | Savings Accounts

By: Yanna
January 6th, 2023

Are you in a savings account dilemma and trying to decide if a bank or credit union is the best place to park your money?

Banking 101 | Checking Account

By: Yanna
January 5th, 2023

When it comes to overdraft protection for your checking account, the answer is: it depends.

Banking 101

By: Yanna
December 9th, 2022

Taxes- taxes- taxes. Who's excited to do them? Not me! As I've stated in a previous taxes article, it's one of the least fun things to do as an adult (well, in my opinion anyway). But it has to be done.

Banking 101 | Checking Account

By: Yanna
December 8th, 2022

Debit cards and pre-paid debit cards are both payment methods that allow cardholders to access funds without having to carry cash around. However, there are some key differences between the two