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No longer finding free checking at your bank? You may want to consider a credit union.
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Video: High-yield checking for investing?
Looking for better returns on your savings without risk? Try a high-yield checking account.
Credit unions cling to free checking accounts
Bankrate's survey shows credit unions choose to stick with free checking. See what else we found.
2012 Credit Union Checking Survey results
Bankrate surveyed 50 of the nation's largest credit unions to find the best checking accounts.
5 common requirements of high-yield checking
You can't get higher rates without a little pain. You'll have to meet certain conditions first.
4 warnings for high-yield checking chasers
Is high-yield checking an answer to low account rates? Yes, but there are strings attached.
High-yield checking account rates still rockin'
Rewards checking offers a higher return than other safe havens. Find out how much and why.
Compare high-yield checking accounts at banks
Our 2013 survey shows yields are dropping, but they still beat other cash investments.
Pros and cons of brokerage checking accounts
Some brokerages offer checking to their investing clients. Are they better than a bank's?
Video: Unemployment debit card fees
States are paying unemployment benefits on prepaid debit cards, which are saddled with fees.
CFPB takes aim at bank overdraft fees
The watchdog agency may ask for more disclosure on the costs of overdraft protection.
The skinny on checking accounts for teens
Here's what parents and kids should know about teen checking accounts before jumping in.
4 tried-and-true ways to slash rising ATM fees
ATM fees are one of many bank charges that are climbing. Here's how to tame those growing costs.
5 hidden costs of checking-account freebies
The free restaurant gift card that comes with opening a checking account may not be worth it.
6 ways to make mobile banking work for you
Smartphones can help you interact with your bank by transacting these services remotely.
5 ways to escape low-yield checking
Unhappy with low interest rates on your checking account? Here are some options for your money.
Won $9.7 million. Now, where to park it?
Dump winnings in FDIC-insured bank accounts, and make investments to protect principal.
Infographic: Switching your checking account to a new bank
Switching banks is a pain. Follow this guide to open a checking account at a new bank.
Pros and cons of online checking accounts
Online checking offers easy account access, but beware the downsides before logging in.
Hein checks in on checking account fees
Professor Scott Hein discusses Bankrate's recent checking account fees survey.
Finding the best student checking account
Open a checking account with the right perks and keep your scholar out of financial trouble.
5 rewarding replacements for debit card rewards
With some banks dropping debit card rewards, sub in one of these generous alternatives.
Compare debit card rewards
Debit card reward offerings are changing. Learn the results of Bankrate's 2011 survey.
Why checking account yields are so low
It all starts with the Federal Reserve. Find out how your checking account yield reflects its actions.
7 ways checking accounts cost you more
To stash your cash in today's checking accounts, you'll pay more and higher fees.
5 cities with the lowest ATM fees in 2011
ATM fees are on the rise, but in these cities it won't be as costly to get out cash.
5 cities with the highest ATM fees in 2011
ATM fees are on the rise. Find out the cities where you shouldn't whip out your ATM card.
6 tips for the best bank checking accounts
Six tips on how to get maximum benefits from your bank checking account.
Video: What is direct deposit?
This type of deposit will allow for the transfer of funds without any paper checks.
Video: What is a joint account?
Need to share a bank account with a close relative or business partner? Open a joint account.
Who needs a high-yield checking account?
People who have idle cash and want a little return should weigh interest-bearing checking.
Winners & losers of high-yield checking
Don't expect a mountain of interest. With high-yield checking, it's more like a molehill.
High-yield checking down, not out in 2011
National high-yield accounts are dropping and yields are drooping, Bankrate's study shows.
Compare 2103 high-yield checking accounts at credit unions
The 2013 survey shows yields fell on most credit union accounts but beat many cash investments.
More banks are yanking free checking
Our checking study finds more banks apply fees to checking. Can you keep yours for free?
'Little guy' searches for top bank rate
One man pines for solid earnings on his savings, but needs to consider the risk factor.
What happened to my free checking?
Many banks now charge for checking accounts. Try one of these alternatives to avoid the fees.
Money market account vs. checking account
Bring the money market account mindset to a high-yield checking account to reap big returns.
Infographic: How free is your checking?
Looking for the latest trends in checking? Here are the highlights from Bankrate.com's 2010 Checking Study.
7 key checking trends for the coming year
Bankrate's 2010 Checking Study found that fees are going up. We tell you how to avoid them.
What can you do about low-yield checking?
Bankrate's 2010 Checking Study finds consumers face low yields. What are your options?
Bankrate's 2010 Checking Study
Looking for the latest trends in checking? You'll find them in Bankrate.com's 2010 Checking Study.
5 tips for opening a teen checking account
Checking accounts offer valuable money lessons for your teen, so it pays to shop around.
Landlord fumes at bank after check scam
A landlord's fraud story should serve as a warning to everyone who writes checks.
Are online checking accounts for you?
Before you consider going virtual with your checks, here are some key drawbacks to consider.
Types of checking accounts
When it comes to choosing a checking account, your options abound. Pick the one that best suits your needs.
Checking account do's and don'ts
Look for ways to avoid hidden fees to get the most from your checking account.
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