When Should You Open Your Child's First Bank Account?

by Kelly McCready 19. February 2015
When should you open your child’s first bank account? Now. It’s never too early to open a bank account for your child. Never. Expecting a baby (still in the oven)? Perfect, you’re ahead of the game. Head to the bank and open an account in your name. While doing so, simply ask for the account title to reference “Baby’s Account.” Just became a new parent (done cooking)? Head to the bank with your child’s SSN (if you don’t have it quite yet just hang ... [More]

Three Things To Consider When Choosing a Bank

by Renee' Anderson 3. December 2014
You’re looking for a new bank. But you don’t really know what to look for. Is there a difference from one bank to another? Does it matter? Here are three key things that many people choose to consider when looking for a bank. 1. Customer Service It seems like good customer service is hard to come by these days. Not that I’m that old or anything, but honestly, I remember a time when people that worked in a customer service role were truly happy to be doing what they were doing a... [More]

Bank Jargon 102

by Spencer Tierney 26. June 2014
Do financial statements baffle you? Do your eyes glaze over when your banker seems to be speaking another language? Chances are you aren’t up to speed on the latest bank jargon. Once you decode these common bank terms, you’ll be in a better position to manage and grow your assets. Available Balance You may have noticed that deposited funds aren’t reflected immediately on an online bank statement or paper receipt. That discrepancy occurs because your available balance refers to ... [More]

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