Personal Banking

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Choosing the Best Bank for You
Have you really stopped to consider the best place to store your hard-earned dollars? Rather than choosing a bank based on flashy advertisements or proximity to your house, consider your banking needs and what types of services you require before opening an account.

Comparing Banks and Credit Unions
Have you considered both banks and credit unions in your search for a home for your hard-earned dollars? Learn the difference between these two financial institutions and what each can offer you and your money.

Safe Deposit Boxes
You rely on your bank to store your money, but what about your other valuables? Whether it’s jewelry, family heirlooms or personal documents that you need to protect, consider how a safe deposit box can help keep you protected.

FDIC Deposit Insurance
What would happen if your bank failed? Are your accounts safe in case of an emergency? Learn about FDIC deposit insurance and how it can help protect your funds.

Preparing for Financial Emergencies
How can you prepare for potential financial roadblocks? Learn how to handle life's unexpected expenses by building up your emergency fund and protecting your assets.

Building Your Emergency Fund
An emergency fund is like self-insuring against various emergencies. Learn how much you should save, methods for saving and where to keep your savings.

Debit Cards 101
Debit cards have become the checkbook for the digital age, but do you really understand how they work? Read on to learn the ins and outs of this convenient piece of plastic.

Buying a Car: FAQs
Buying a car can be stressful, and most people experience at least some uncertainty during the process. Learn the answers to some of the most common questions about buying a car, and arm yourself with the knowledge you need to find the best car possible.

Money Market Funds
Money markets are a common, low-risk way for people to hold money. Discover the secret to their popularity with investors.

Certificates of Deposit
Certificates of deposit offer a relatively safe investment alternative that can help you earn income on your existing savings. Learn about the risks, rewards and options that come with CDs and whether they have a place in your financial plan.

The Power of Compounding
Learn how compounding can help your retirement savings grow simply by building off funds that you've already contributed.

Compound Interest Visualized
A cornerstone of economics and personal finance, compound interest encourages people to let their money grow without interference.

Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service
The safety and guaranteed return of certificates of deposit are what make them attractive to many investors—but if you exceed your FDIC insurance, even the safest of investments can be put at risk. Learn how you can protect your CDs using the Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service, even if you have more than $250,000 in CDs.