Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Inc.
5701 West Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33313
You have a number of ways to save your money, invest your
money and to keep your money safe. The best thing for you
to do is educate yourself and do the proper research to find
the options that will benefit you personally and financially.
How to Choose a Bank
A bank offers you services such as checking accounts,
savings accounts, credit card services, car loans, home loans,
business loans and other financial assistance – but you
should always remember that a bank is a business. Banking
is not free.
First figure out what you want out of the bank you choose.
Do you want a simple savings account; or do you want
a savings account, checking account and access to ATM
Check out the different interest rates (the rate that is paid
to you for the use of your money while it’s in the bank)
and make sure they are competitive with other banks. You
will also want a bank that is located close to your home or
place of employment. Investigate what types of fees they will
charge you – is checking free, what is the overdraft penalty
if you write a check without sufficient funds in your account,
what is the minimum balance requirement?
Congratulations on taking this important step to learn about
issues dealing with banking. Consolidated Credit Counseling
Services, Inc. has been helping Americans across the country
solve their credit and debt problems for more than a decade.
Our Educational Team has created over thirty publications to
help you improve your personal finances. By logging on to
www.ConsolidatedCredit.org you can access all of our
publications free of charge. We have the tools to help you
become debt free, use your money wisely, plan for the future,
and build wealth. The topics Consolidated Credit addresses
range from identity theft and building a better credit rating to
how to buy a home and pay for college. On o