1. Banking: Introduction
  2. Banking: Why Use a Bank?
  3. Banking: How to Choose a Bank
  4. Banking: Check-Writing 101
  5. Banking: Making Deposits
  6. Banking: Debit Cards and ATMs
  7. Banking: Managing Your Checking Account
  8. Banking: Savings Accounts 101
  9. Banking: Basic Banking Precautions and Safeguards
  10. Banking: Online and Mobile Banking Precautions and Safeguards
  11. Banking: Conclusion

Whether you're new to the United States, a teenager or young adult opening an account for the first time, or you just want a better understanding of one of the main places to stash your money and start building wealth, this tutorial will tell you everything you need to know about how checking and savings accounts work, whether you're using an online-only bank or one that also has brick-and-mortar branches. 

To get started with banking, you'll need to decide which bank you want to use and open an account. In this tutorial, we'll tell you how to take these first steps. But first, let's answer the question that many people who are unfamiliar with banking ask: Why use a bank?


Banking: Why Use a Bank?
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