Before you open a bank account, it's important to educate yourself on the options available to you. Learn about the various types of bank accounts, how to calculate interest rates, and the language and terminology of the banking world.
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    What Is a Retirement Money Market Account?
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    What Is a Digital Wallet?
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    What Is a Check-Cashing Service?
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    What Is an Overdraft?
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    What Is a Demand Deposit?
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    What Is a Canceled Check?
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    Best Ways to Transfer Money From One Bank to Another
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    What Is an International Bank Account Number (IBAN)?
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    What Is a Correspondent Bank?
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    Money Market vs. Savings Account vs. CD: Which One Is Right for You?
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    What Is the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) System?
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    What Is Private Banking?
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    Best Free Checking Accounts of 2021
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    Best Free Savings Accounts of 2021
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    Where Can I Reload My Netspend Card?
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    Where to Exchange Currency at the Best Rates
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    What Is Regulation E?
    Cash App
    How to Use Cash App
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    The Difference Between APR and APY in Interest Rates
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    How Long Should You Keep Bank Statements?
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    What Happens to a Bank Account When Someone Dies?
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    What Is a Dormant Account?
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    What Happens If You Deposit More Than $10,000 in the Bank?
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    How To Cancel a Pending Transaction
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    Should You Tap Into Your Thrift Savings Plan for a Loan?
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    What Is a Sweep Account?
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    What Is Regulation V?
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    What Is a Frozen Account?
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    What Is a Time Deposit?
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    What Is Regulation DD?
    A woman checks her deposit accounts.
    How Much Cash Should Be In Your Checking and Savings?
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    What Is a Negotiable Instrument?
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    What Is a Term Deposit?
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    How To Save More Using a Vacation Savings Account
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    Corporate Banking vs. Investment Banking: What’s the Difference?
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    How To Open a CD Account
    Pros and Cons Of Online Banks
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    What Are Money Center Banks?
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    Best Bitcoin Debit Cards in 2021
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    What Is Hawala?
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    What Is an Account History?
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    What Is a Merchant Bank?
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    How to Choose the Best Bank Accounts for Seniors
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    The Banks Behind the Fintechs
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    Electronic Funds Transfer and How It Works for Insurance
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    What Is a Certificate of Deposit?
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    What Is a Thrift Bank?
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    Three Rapidly Evolving Trends in Financial Technology
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    What Is the Federal Reserve’s Regulation D?
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    The 5 Best Bill Negotiation Services of 2021
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    Is There Such a Thing as a Bank Account Garnishment?
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    What Is a Bank Identification Number (BIN)?
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    What To Do When Your Bank Is Acquired
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    Second-Chance Bank Accounts: Can They Help You Start Over?
    Learn If a Bank or Credit Union Is a Better Option for You
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    Everything You Need To Know About Contactless Payments
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    What Is Financial Inclusion?
    A couple looks over their overdraft fees.
    How To Ask Your Bank To Waive an Overdraft Fee
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    How Do Cardless ATMs Work?
    Paper bank statements and electronic bank statements. Account summary is a summary of all activity in your account across a certain time period. Descriptions detail all of your transactions including deposits and withdrawals
    What Is a Bank Statement?