Managing Your Money

Managing Your Money

Keys to Early Financial Planning

You’re just starting out. You spent a long time in school preparing for this moment. This may be the first time you’ve had a good amount of money left over after paying your bills, and you hope it only goes up from here. Where do you start in building a smart financial plan? Here are the basics.

How To: Use Mobile Check Deposit

Many Americans will receive stimulus checks by mail soon. So now is a great time to download the mobile app and practice making deposits from home!

Guide to Shopping for a Bank

Is your banking relationship working for you? Whether you’re moving to a new city, opening a new business or just need more from your bank, picking a new one – and then making the switch – takes some time and effort. Concerns about safety and security may also factor in your decision. What should you look for? We’ve collected a few resources here to help.

Getting Organized for Financial Planning

Gathering the information and documents from this checklist is the first step in creating a comprehensive financial plan.

A Guide to FDIC Insurance

America is bubbling with questions about FDIC insurance. We’ve collected a series of articles with advice on FDIC insurance, including the basics of coverage and ways to structure accounts to get more. 

Insuring Your Deposits: Sample Account Scenarios

This article demonstrates how spouses with one child may achieve far more than the standard $250,000 limit in one financial institution.

Insuring Your Deposits: Categories of Ownership

Your deposits held in different account ownership categories are insured separately from each other. Understand how and maximize your FDIC insurance coverage.

Insuring Your Deposits: Insurance Limits

The purpose of the FDIC is to insure your money in the event that your bank fails. The limits of FDIC coverage per depositor are totaled by category, not by account type. This article explains how it works.

Relationship Banking is for Everyone

Depending on where you bank, you may hear the term “private banking” or “relationship banking.” These terms are often used to describe services for wealthy individuals or people who have accounts beyond checking and savings accounts. But having a banker who knows you and your financial situation is for everyone. Here’s what to look for in your relationship with your bank and the people who work there.

Does banking technology really make your life easier? Look for these features that really matter.

Technology promises to make your life easier, and sometimes it does. But what we’re after isn’t the latest app or online feature. What we’re really chasing is something that’s simple and saves us time and effort. When it comes to banking technology, these are the features you should focus on: the ones that actually make things easy.

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