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Clark.com ranks the best online banks, taking free checking and high-interest savings accounts into consideration.
Best Online Banks: Free Checking and High-Interest Savings Accounts Online Banking September 30th, 2022
The best online banks charge you fewer fees and pay you more interest. If you don’t mind doing your banking…
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12 Ways You May Be Exposing Yourself to Fraud Money & Credit August 31st, 2022
The things you do every day — from swiping a debit card to simply using your smartphone — can increase…
Free cash withdrawals sign on a free ATM from the networks of Allpoint, MoneyPass, CO-OP Financial Services and Plus Alliance
How To Find a Free ATM Near You: Allpoint, MoneyPass, CO-OP Financial Services and More Banks & Banking August 31st, 2022
Want to find a free ATM near you? With ATM fees rising each year, it's more important than ever to…
"What is an HSA" and "what are the HSA contribution limits in 2021" are common health insurance questions.
What Is an HSA Account and How Does It Work? Health Insurance July 15th, 2022
If you’re enrolled in a high-deductible health plan at work, you may have been offered the option of an HSA.…
Clark.com presents the seven best high-yield online savings accounts in 2020.
7 of the Best High-Yield Online Savings Accounts in 2022 Banks & Banking July 13th, 2022
The best savings accounts help you grow your money safely. But there are major differences in the interest rates you…
How many bank accounts should you have?
How Many Bank Accounts Should You Have? Banks & Banking July 12th, 2022
If you've received a bank sign-up bonus offer in the mail, you might be thinking about opening a new bank…
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Why You Should Shop Your Bank Now More Than Ever Banks & Banking July 8th, 2022
If you’ve got some savings set aside, now is the time to get that money working for you if it’s…
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The Best Place To Order Checks Online Banks & Banking July 8th, 2022
They say it takes money to make money, but spending it shouldn’t cost any more than necessary. If you’re ordering…
Why Aren’t My Savings Account Interest Rates Going Up?
Why Aren’t My Savings Account Interest Rates Going Up? Banks & Banking June 28th, 2022
By now, you're probably aware that the Federal Reserve is raising interest rates aggressively in an attempt to combat the…
Clark.com will explain what a credit union is and how it works.
What Is a Credit Union? Banks & Banking June 22nd, 2022
Credit unions are member-owned organizations that offer traditional banking services. They're legally structured to put people before profits. As such,…
Learn how to open a bank account with no deposit.
How To Open a Bank Account With No Deposit Banks & Banking June 22nd, 2022
Have you been looking to open a bank account but have no money to get started? There are some ways…
Clark.com explains what a checking account is.
What Is a Checking Account? Banks & Banking June 21st, 2022
A checking account is a bank account that gives you easy, daily access to your money through deposits, withdrawals and…
Clark.com will explain what a savings account is and how it works.
What Is a Savings Account? Banks & Banking June 17th, 2022
A savings account gives you a safe, accessible place to put money that you don't need for daily expenses. It…
Credit unions vs. banks: Clark.com weighs the pros and cons and explains the differences.
Credit Union vs. Bank: What’s the Difference? Banks & Banking June 14th, 2022
Pitting credit unions versus banks in a side-by-side comparison can be a little like spotting identical twins at the mall.…
Open a new bank account by following these 6 steps.
How To Open a Bank Account in 6 Easy Steps Banks & Banking June 9th, 2022
It's faster and easier than ever to open a bank account. You can choose from an abundance of options. And…
3 Places You Should Never Invest Your Money
3 Places You Should Never Invest Your Money Banks & Banking June 6th, 2022
With great power comes great responsibility. Whether you've read about the Sword of Damocles or simply watched Spiderman, you've probably…
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11 Ways Interest Rate Hikes Will Impact Your Wallet Banks & Banking May 26th, 2022
With the Federal Reserve eager to tamp down inflation, the period of historically low interest rates in the United States…
Here are the best free checking accounts in 2020 according to Clark.com.
9 Best Free Checking Accounts in 2022 Banks & Banking May 23rd, 2022
The best checking accounts in 2022 are free, and most offer perks to their customers. If you're looking for a…
How to Switch Banks in 4 Simple Steps
How To Switch Banks in 4 Simple Steps Banks & Banking April 29th, 2022
Being with the wrong bank can make your financial life miserable. High fees and poor customer service are some of…
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Why You Should Never Sign Up for Overdraft Protection Banks & Banking March 4th, 2022
Overdraft protection might seem like a great idea at first glance. After all, who'd turn down free protection on their…
T-Mobile Money review
T-Mobile Money: 5 Things To Know Banks & Banking February 28th, 2022
If you’re looking for a new place to put your cash, T-Mobile Money is an interesting option to consider. If…
Safe deposit box
Is a Safe Deposit Box Really Safe? Banks & Banking February 28th, 2022
If you have valuables or important documents stored in a safe deposit box at a bank or credit union, you…
Capital One announced it will eliminate overdraft fees.
Capital One Eliminates Overdraft Fees Banks & Banking December 3rd, 2021
In a huge win for consumers, Capital One has decided to eliminate overdraft fees for all customers. According to CNBC,…
best banks according to customers
New Report: Best Banks for Customer Satisfaction Banks & Banking November 17th, 2021
Customers grew to love -- or hate -- many businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic depending on how companies were able…
Ask Clark money column
Is It Safe To Have Banking and Investing Apps on My Phone? Banks & Banking October 4th, 2021
Welcome to Ask Clark, a column designed to answer your financial questions, bymoney expert Clark Howard. Is It Secure To…
Wells Fargo decided to allow current customers to maintain personal lines of credit one month after the bank announced that it was shuttering all personal lines of credit.
Wells Fargo To Maintain Some Lines of Credit After Criticism Banks & Banking August 23rd, 2021
Wells Fargo announced in July that it was shuttering all personal lines of credit. This week, CNBC reported that the…
Wells Fargo just stopped offering a personal line of credit to any of its customers.
Wells Fargo Is Closing All Personal Lines of Credit Banks & Banking July 11th, 2021
In a move that surely will make a negative impact on the credit score of some of its customers, Wells…
Ally Bank eliminated overdraft fees for all of its customers in June 2021.
Ally Bank Eliminates Overdraft Fees Banks & Banking June 14th, 2021
Ally Bank has stopped charging overdraft fees to any of its customers. Ally temporarily waived some overdraft fees starting in…
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How to Open a Bank Account With Bad Credit Banks & Banking August 25th, 2020
Unless you stuff all your cash under your mattress or convert it into precious metals, it's likely that you'll need…
Certificates of Deposit
What Is a CD and Should You Open One? Banks & Banking June 24th, 2020
If you're looking for a safe place to keep money that you don’t intend to spend soon, you may want…