Tanza Loudenback, provided by Published 2:30 pm EDT, Wednesday, May 22, 2019 moodboard/Getty Most people only need a checking account and a savings account. But not all banks are created equal, and choosing the right place to store your money can save — and even earn — you more than you realize. You may consider switching banks if your savings earns little to no interest, your checking account has a monthly maintenance fee, you're paying out-of-network ATM fees, or your bank charges for overdraft protection. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Most people only need two bank accounts: a checking and a savings. "I'm a fan of keeping things as simple as possible, regardless of the situation," Brannon Lambert, a CFP at Canvasback Wealth Management, told HerMoney. "Little benefit is gained by making things more complicated to manage," he said. Beyond the two must-have accounts, Lambert said, "You may utilize a third account if you want … [Read more...] about 4 signs you’re using the wrong bank account
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Marc Fisher, Danielle Paquette and Annie Gowen, The Washington Post Published 3:29 pm PST, Friday, January 18, 2019 Sakeya Cooks shows signs of exasperation Thursday as she talks about living without a paycheck while furloughed from her job at the IRS in Kansas City, Mo. Sakeya Cooks shows signs of exasperation Thursday as she talks about living without a paycheck while furloughed from her job at the IRS in Kansas City, Mo. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Christopher Smith Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Christopher Smith Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 Sakeya Cooks shows signs of exasperation Thursday as she talks about living without a paycheck while furloughed from her job at the IRS in Kansas City, Mo. Sakeya Cooks shows signs of exasperation … [Read more...] about A day in shutdown life: Free mac and cheese, clean closets, empty bank accounts
Kim Komando Special for USA TODAY Published 7:00 AM EST Nov 8, 2018 You need to assume that your password isn’t strong enough. You might as well believe that someone, somewhere, is working around the clock to break into your accounts and steal your money, your identity and anything else you have. Because it’s essentially true. Maybe you’ve taken precautions. You use security software. You have set up your router’s security so hackers cannot access every device on your network, get your passwords or use your systems as a bot in their attacks. After you do that, you’re far from done. Hackers are smart and always on the move. Here are five simple solutions to protect your business, your nest egg and your future. Don’t make these common mistakes with passwords It may seem obvious that you need a strong password to keep hackers from accessing your private information and financial reports. Millions of people are sitting … [Read more...] about Bank account hacked? 5 critical settings to keep hackers from accounts
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByEmily Flitter Aug. 20, 2018 Nikki Fried, a Democrat running for agriculture commissioner in Florida, has made no secret of her support for medical marijuana. Further expansion of the state’s program is the highest priority on her campaign website. Before entering the race, she ran a lobbying firm, Igniting Florida, and described herself as “one of most visible faces and key activists in Florida’s burgeoning medical cannabis industry.” Even so, employees at Wells Fargo, where her campaign held an account, had questions about her platform. The bank, which says it has a policy against serving marijuana-related businesses, had noticed that Ms. Fried was “advocating for expanded patient access to medical marijuana.” It asked the campaign in July whether it … [Read more...] about A Candidate Backed Medical Marijuana. Wells Fargo Closed Her Bank Account.
The Philadelphia pawnshop at the corner of Lancaster Avenue and Brooklyn Street wanted $16 to cash my paycheck. The Money Mart near Ninth and Market would charge $24 to give me my money. Luckily I have a bank account, so I didn’t have to fork over part of my pay last week to get cash. But some residents regularly pay fees ranging from 2 percent to cash payroll checks to 10 percent for personal checks because they lack bank accounts. Some experts predict that check-cashing outlets will go the way of the dodo bird as more people switch to moving money digitally. But the industry has shown recent revenue growth and has no shortage of customers. Roughly 4 percent of area households are “unbanked,” meaning they don’t have checking or savings accounts, according to a 2015 survey by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. An additional 19 percent in Greater Philadelphia are considered “underbanked” because they have bank accounts but still use … [Read more...] about How to find low-cost bank accounts in Philly