Financial Literacy for Everyone

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Online Banking

imageThe Internet has made banking a lot easier. Just about every bank allows you to check your account and make transactions online. In fact, if you want, you can do away with ever having to go to a bank again.

Automate Your Finances
Online banking allows you to automate a lot of your financial transactions. Here are some possibilities:

  • Automatic Deposit – You can have your paycheck automatically deposited into your account. Ask your employer if this service is available where you work. It is a good idea because you will not have to wait in line at the bank every time you get paid.
  • Automatic Bill Pay – You can have your bank make automatic payments to certain bills if you wish. Also, your bill collectors likely offer the service. Many prefer this method and will sometimes offer a cost break if you choose to use it. This can be a great convenience, but be careful. If your cash flow is sporadic, an automatic payment could kick in when you do not have enough funds, causing you to be penalized.
  • Automatic Transfer – If you are trying to maintain a savings habit, consider having a certain amount of your paycheck or checking account balance transferred into a savings account or an investment fund. It is easy to set up either online or at your local branch.
  • Automate Your Records – Many online banking services are compatible with financial management software. You can have your account records imported regularly, and make balancing your checkbook quick and easy.
  • Bank From Anywhere – With online banking, you can pay your bills and manage your accounts while at home. Or you can do it from anywhere in the world. Wherever you have Internet connection, you have the ability to work with your money.