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Hello, I’m Miranda West. I would like to use this site to help others build an adequate savings account. Most people do not have enough money in their savings accounts to cover emergency repairs or other expenses that unexpectedly arise. Without a savings account, you may be at the mercy of your employer, which can have a negative effect on upward mobility. I will cover popular savings techniques you can use to start building your nest egg. I will also talk about ways to reduce spending so you can dedicate more to your savings. Thank you for coming to my website.


Learning More About Savings

Should You Pay For A Checking Account?

by Ralph Ford

Around 5.4 % of American adults do not have a bank account. However, the rest do, meaning that nearly 95% of Americans have one. If you don't have a checking account, you might want one. If you already have one, you might want another one. The question is whether you should pay for a checking account. Do checking accounts cost money? Continue reading to learn more about checking accounts and their costs.

Why you need a checking account

Before learning about the costs of getting a bank account, you might want to learn why you need one. As you can see from the statistics, most people have a bank account. But why do people have them? People use bank accounts for various purposes, and here are some of the reasons you might need one:

  • For direct deposit services for your paychecks
  • To pay your bills
  • To cash checks
  • For storing money safely
  • To build a relationship with a bank

You might need a bank account for a few of these reasons or all of them. The truth is that a bank account is helpful, handy, and necessary for most individuals. Next, you can learn about free checking accounts and accounts that require fees.

The fees of bank accounts

Some banks advertise "free checking accounts," but are these accounts really free? The answer is yes; they're free in most cases. However, you might encounter fees with free accounts, but this only occurs if you fail to follow the rules.

A free bank account generally means the bank doesn't charge a monthly service fee. An account that isn't free typically has a monthly service fee. The service fee might be the same rate each month, but it might also vary based on your account balance.

With a free account, you might encounter fees, as the bank might have rules that make the accounts free. For example, the bank might waive the monthly service fee if you keep $500 in the account at all times. However, they might charge a fee if your balance drops below this amount. Banks also charge fees for overdrafts or other things, so make sure you learn about these things before opening the account.

Find the right bank for your free checking account 

Why should you pay for a bank account when you can get a free checking account? If you're ready to get one, you can start looking for banks that offer free checking accounts.