Banking

From checking account details to bank deals to little-known details on debit cards, you'll find smart banking basics here.

Banking Basics

How to deposit a check

Whether you want to deposit a check at a bank, ATM or on your phone, here’s what to know.

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How to write a check

Think you missed the era of checks? You’ll likely have to write one. Learn how.

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    The FDIC covers your bank account up to $250,000, and you can be covered for more.

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    You can’t beat the price of a free checking account, but is yours truly fee-free?

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  • Fees, fees and more fees

    At most banks, a myriad of undiscovered fees lay waiting to trip you up, including some you’d never guess.

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  • Patriot Act compliance

    The Patriot Act’s effect on banking may seem Orwellian, but there are ways to protect your privacy.

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  • Debit cards

    They’re like credit cards, except the money vanishes from your account in a flash.

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