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Why you should never sign up for overdraft protection Banks & Banking August 15, 2019
Overdraft protection might seem like a great idea at first glance. After all, who would turn down free protection on…
Wealthfront
5 things to know about Wealthfront’s cash account Banks & Banking August 13, 2019
If you're looking for a high-interest place to stash some short-term cash, the Wealthfront cash account might be the perfect…
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How to switch banks in 4 simple steps Banks & Banking August 7, 2019
Being with the wrong bank can make your financial life miserable. High fees and poor customer service are some of…
Safe deposit box
Is a safe deposit box really safe? Banks & Banking August 5, 2019
If you have valuables or important documents stored in a safe deposit box (also known as a safety deposit box)…
Where to order checks cheap besides your bank
Best places to order checks online way cheaper than your bank Banks & Banking June 21, 2019
When you run out of checks, the first thing you may think of is to order new ones from your…
Facebook Libra
What does Clark Howard think about Facebook’s new Libra cryptocurrency? Banks & Banking June 20, 2019
If you go back just six months ago, we were having to ration calls to our show from people wanting…
Discover drops bank fees on deposits
Huge news: Discover ditches bank fees on deposits Banks & Banking June 17, 2019
Discover Bank says it is ending fees on deposits, a move straight out of the playbook of online banks. The…
Saving money
Where to put your cash now Banks & Banking May 20, 2019
If you've successfully managed to set up your household budget such that you have some extra money saved up for…
How many bank accounts should you have?
Ask Clark: How many bank accounts should I have? Banks & Banking May 16, 2019
If you've received a bank sign-up bonus offer in the mail, you may be thinking about opening a new bank…
Ask Clark: Should you bank with your cell phone carrier?
Ask Clark: Should you bank with your cell phone carrier? Banks & Banking May 8, 2019
You could argue that banking has changed more in the past few years than it has in the last quarter-century.…
Aspiration Bank: 7 things you need to know before you open an account
Aspiration Bank: 7 things you need to know before you open an account Money & Credit January 31, 2019
Want to park your money in a moderate-yield interest account that has a conscience? Then maybe Aspiration Bank is the…
robinhood checking and savings
After controversy, Robinhood withdraws plan for 3% checking/savings account Money & Credit December 14, 2018
Robinhood says it is putting the brakes on the rollout of a new free checking and savings account that promised…
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This new 13-month CD pays a guaranteed 2.15% — with no fees for early withdrawal Money & Credit November 14, 2018
Marcus by Goldman Sachs is now offering a short-term certificate of deposit (CD) with no penalties if you suddenly need…
Free ways to transfer money within the U.S. and overseas
Free & cheap ways to send money within the U.S. and overseas Money & Credit November 13, 2018
Looking to send money from person to person without spending a fortune? There are more options available for free or…
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Banks are now working with DMVs to get your personal data Protect Your Identity November 13, 2018
The nation's big banks want to be in cahoots with your state's Department of Motor Vehicles. So are they looking…
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ACSI: Banks are now equal to credit unions in customer service Money & Credit November 13, 2018
The unthinkable has happened: Banks are now offering the same level of customer service that was once the hallmark of…
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Here’s the #1 mistake we’re making with the money we’re saving Money & Credit October 23, 2018
How much is the money in your bank or credit union account earning? New numbers show that on the whole,…
Clark Howard: Why you need to give online banks another look
Clark Howard: Why you need to give online banks another look Money & Credit October 17, 2018
Thinking about switching your bank? You're probably familiar with credit unions as a superior alternative to traditional big banks, but…
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Lots of banks are offering free cash: Should you bite? Banks & Banking October 15, 2018
Many banks these days are offering to throw free money at you if you'll open an account with them. But…
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Why you should never go to your bank for investment advice Money & Credit October 2, 2018
When you think of investing, do you immediately think about getting investment advice and buying investments through your local branch…
bank cyberattack
4 ways to protect yourself in case there’s a cyberattack on your bank Money & Credit October 1, 2018
If a cyberattack hit our nation's financial system, would you be ready to deal with the fallout — including not…
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Surprise! I got outstanding customer service from one of the giant monster megabanks Money & Credit August 16, 2018
If you listen to The Clark Howard Show or follow money expert Clark Howard, you know that big banks are…
Wells Fargo
Bank at Wells Fargo? You may be entitled to some cash… Banks & Banking June 13, 2018
If you believe that Wells Fargo opened a fraudulent account in your name, you have until July 7, 2018, to…
Bank of America virtual assistnat Erica
4 things to know about Erica — the virtual financial assistant for Bank of America customers Money & Credit June 12, 2018
Have you met Erica yet? If you're a Bank of America customer, you may already know the new virtual financial…
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Should you get car insurance through your credit union? Insurance June 8, 2018
If you're a credit union customer, you may get a solicitation in the mail saying that you're paying too much…
How to handle money when you’re traveling overseas
How to handle money when you’re traveling overseas Travel May 15, 2018
Planning to travel overseas soon? You've got some homework to do if you want to handle your money the Clark…
suntrust bank
What we know about the alleged SunTrust data breach Protect Your Identity April 23, 2018
Another day, another data breach... And another instance of a bank taking the weak posture of offering free identity protection…
Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo slammed with $1 billion in fines for mortgage, auto loan abuses Scams & Rip-Offs April 20, 2018
Wells Fargo has been hit with $1 billion in fines due to a number of unsavory banking practices, like charging…
mega milllions
Mega Millions, what? Credit union program enters you in jackpot drawing for each deposit you make Money & Credit March 28, 2018
The Mega Millions jackpot now sits at a record $1 billion heading into Friday night's drawing! That's no doubt going…
Why the ‘official bank’ of your campus is likely the wrong bank to do business with
Why the ‘official bank’ of your campus is likely the wrong bank to do business with Banks & Banking March 23, 2018
When you're at a college, have you ever noticed there seems to be one bank that has a lockdown on…