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Financial Literacy

Resources that enable students to confidently manage their personal finances.

How to Choose a Bank

Three teens discuss the benefits of a personal checking account.  This video is sponsored by the FINRA Education Foundation, Milwaukee Public Library, Make-a-Difference Wisconsin and the American Library Association.

About Checking Accounts

Face it. You need a checking account.  But how to choose?  Although there are several factors to consider, fees may be the most insidious, since they are woven into the product and may accumulate before you are aware of how they negatively impact your account balance and, ultimately, your ability to obtain credit. 

Types of Bank fees:

  1. ATM fees
  2. Minimum balance fees
  3. Overdraft fees