Checking & Savings

Save money - or earn more - by picking the best checking account or best savings account for your needs. Cut back on unnecessary fees and find the best rates.


  • Best Checking Accounts
    MoneyRates' chart of best checking account rates for Rewards Checking or Interest Checking accounts
  • Best Savings Accounts
    MoneyRates' chart of best savings account rates and money market account rates (includes "Featured" as well as regular listings)
  • How Long Until My Savings Reach My Goal?
    FiLife's compound interest calculator to determine how many years an existing savings account will take to reach your stated objective (shortcut: divide 72 by your investment return to determine the number of years it will take to double your [...]
  • Best High APY Liquid Accounts message board for user-updated listings on nationally available high APY (annual percentage yield) savings and checking accounts
  • Money Crashers Financial Fitness Blog
    Helpful source of blog posts and articles to help you make financially sound decisions about investing, spending, and more. Good selection of unique content from staff writers as well as hand-picked articles from across top advice websites.
  • How Much Should I Save to Reach My Goal?
    FiLife's calculator to determine what you need to save on a regular basis to have the funds ready when needed for a home, car, or any purchase
  • I'm Retired, How Long Will My Savings Last?
    MoneyRates' retirement savings calculator to estimate how long funds will last, factoring in fixed income sources such as Social Security and pensions
  • Save Now vs. Save Later Calculator
    FiLife's calculator to determine how much extra you will need to save if you wait until later to start
  • Savings Plan Calculator
    FiLife's calculator to determine how much income an existing balance and/or a regular savings plan can provide
  • Bank, Thrift and Credit Union Ratings Safe & Sound® service to provide proprietary ratings information on the relative financial strength and stability of U.S. commercial banks, savings institutions and credit unions
  • How to Balance Your Checkbook step-by-step guide to balancing your checkbook and help determine whether you're meeting your financial goals
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