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Checking Basics

What is a checking account?

Everything you need to know about the pros and cons of the account serving as the center of your financial life.

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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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Latest Articles

  • ATM fees

    Banks pull in over $2 billion in ATM fees each year. Don’t let them snatch your hard-earned money so easily!

    2 min read Apr 01, 2005
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  • How to avoid fees

    You have to know the fees if you want to bypass them. Here’s a rundown of common, and easily dodged, fees.

    2 min read Apr 01, 2005
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  • Protecting your money

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

    2 min read Apr 01, 2005
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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.

    3 min read Apr 01, 2005
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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.

    2 min read Apr 01, 2005
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  • How safe is your bank?

    Before you put your money in a bank, you want to be sure the bank is safe and sound.

    2 min read Apr 01, 2005
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