A checking account is a building block for a successful financial life. Use a checking account to deposit paychecks, pay bills and conduct everyday transactions. More and more banks and credit unions are offering their checking account services in electronic forms. Look here for information about checking account options and what you can do with your money.
Is Your Bank Account Protected? Use This Calculator!
The FDIC has launched a new calculator to help you figure out if your deposits are protected. Use this: www.fdic.gov/edie/index.html Published: Sep ...
Simplify Personal Finances With Online Banking
A bank account holder asks about online banking and overdraft protection saying he recently paid a high amount of fees. Banks and credit unions offer different kinds of overdraft protection and electronic banking. But no matter what kind of overdraft protection you have, you need to know the fees the banks charge. Take charge of your personal finances by using online banking to monitor when the money is in your account.
Federal Reserve Announces Consumer Help Office
If you have a problem with a bank or other financial institution you now have someone to call for help. The Federal Reserve just announced its consum...
Protect Assets With Estate Planning Including Will
When you own a home with a partner who has children from another relationship you may be wondering how to protect your assets. While it's good to buy a home as joint tenants with rights of survivorship, a will can ensure that your property inheritance desires are met. Estate planning, including a will, can protect other assets as well.
Real Estate Minute: Debt And Freezing Bank Accounts
Real Estate Minute with Ilyce Glink Know Your Rights: Creditors can't freeze bank accounts with exempt funds
Today on the Ilyce Glink Show
Has your child's identity been stolen? The Identity Theft Resource Center (www.idtheft.org) has some red flags you should watch out for, including: *...
Today On The Ilyce Glink Show
We'll talk tax help (the J.K. Lasser 2007 book I mentioned in yesterday's post), the Bankrate checking survey, Wal-Mart's announced early Christmas Pr...
Checking, ATM Fees Rise
BankRate.com's annual survey of checking fees, ATM fees and other expenses is out. And the survey says ..... Costs have skyrocketed. (Of course, som...
Reporting Problems With Credit Cards
When dealing with your personal finances, problems with your credit cards or debit cards require quick action. You need to immediately report problems with your credit cards, including billing errors, lost or stolen cards, and identity theft. And if you discover errors involving electronic fund transfers to your checking account, like missing or incorrect transactions, contact your bank as soon as possible.
Organizing Your Personal Finance Life
If you're going to buy a house or refinance your existing loan this year, you should take the time to organize your finances now. Gathering your paperwork together will make it easy to apply for a loan later. Keeping your insurance policies, checking and savings accounts, retirement accounts, investments, tax returns and trust information organized will pay off when you really need the information.