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Open a new bank account by following these 6 steps.
How to Open a Bank Account in 6 Easy Steps Banks & Banking August 11, 2020
It's faster and easier than ever to open a bank account. You can choose from an abundance of options. And…
Certificates of Deposit
What Is a CD and Should You Open One? Banks & Banking June 24, 2020
If you're looking for a safe place to keep money that you don’t intend to spend soon, you may want…
Certificate of Deposit CD
Why CDs Might Be a Great Place for Your Money Right Now Banks & Banking June 11, 2020
Collectively, Americans are saving more money than they have in many years. Unfortunately, at the same time, interest rates on…
New Report: The Best Banks for Customer Satisfaction
New Report: The Best Online Banks for Customer Satisfaction Banks & Banking April 22, 2020
If you're looking for a new bank, one really good indicator of whether you'll be happy or not is how…
Bank account shown on a tablet screen. Checking vs. savings account
Checking vs. Savings Accounts: The Differences and Why You Need Both Banks & Banking April 9, 2020
Whether you're looking to open a new bank account or taking time to restructure your finances, organizing your money into…
Are the Banks Safe Right Now?
Are Banks Safe Right Now? Banks & Banking March 19, 2020
Understandably, the coronavirus pandemic has created quite a bit of anxiety among Americans concerned about their finances. One of the…
Where to (Temporarily) Put Your Savings Right Now
Where to (Temporarily) Put Your Savings Right Now Money & Credit February 27, 2020
If you're following the news headlines lately, this may be one of those times when you're a bit antsy about…
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7 Best Free Checking Accounts in 2020 Banks & Banking January 14, 2020
Looking for the best free checking accounts that come with no fees and easy access to your money? It’s getting…
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8 of the Best Savings Accounts in 2020 Banks & Banking January 2, 2020
Looking for the best savings account to grow your money in a safe way? There are a lot of choices…
5 Things to Know Before You Use Zelle
5 Things to Know Before You Use Zelle Banks & Banking December 11, 2019
Payment apps that allow people to send and receive money with a few taps on their smartphones have exploded over…
Citibank
New Report: These Big Banks Have the Happiest Customers Banks & Banking November 19, 2019
Money expert Clark Howard is not a big fan of what he calls the "giant monster mega-banks" but for many…
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 October 23, 2019
Want to find a free ATM near you? With ATM fees rising each year, it's more important than ever to…
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5 Reasons Why Clark Howard Hates Big Banks Banks & Banking October 16, 2019
If you've ever heard Clark Howard speak on his radio show or podcast, you probably know that he hates big…
overdraft fee
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'd turn down free protection on their…
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…
How to Switch Banks in 4 Simple Steps
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)…
Checkbook with pen
The Best Place to Order Checks Online Banks & Banking June 21, 2019
They say it takes money to make money, but spending it shouldn’t cost any more than necessary. If you’re ordering…
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?
How Many Bank Accounts Should You Have? Banks & Banking May 16, 2019
If you've received a bank sign-up bonus offer in the mail, you might 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…
certificate of deposit
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…
driver's license from department of motor vehicles DMV
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,…