Checking account

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Checking Basics

Deposits, ATM-style

Explore the rarely visited realm of ATM use: deposits! Learn what you need to know here.

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Amazon Dash and debit cards don’t mix

The Amazon Dash Button will make ordering household products ridiculously easy. That's great for lazy people, but not so good for responsible debit card use. ... Read more

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Risks of joint bank accounts

They may be commonplace, but joint accounts are fraught with risks that many people don't consider.

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2016 high-yield checking survey

High-yield checking accounts earn outsize interest, usually from smaller institutions.

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