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Cashing an Old Money Order?This page is about cashing an old money order. A financial instrument often has an expiration date.


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Protecting Your Banking InformationChecking account information has been at risk for some time. Whether the thief steals a check or is able to acquire your account number and routing number or debit or credit card information, it is the account holder that needs to be aware of unauthorized activity on their account. This page contains ideas for protecting your checking account information.


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Emigrant Direct Bank ReviewsIt's best to do research when selecting a financial institution to manage your money. This is a page about Emigrant Direct bank reviews.


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Cashing Checks at WalMartThis is a page about cashing checks at Walmart. If you don't have a checking account you may need to cash checks at a retail location such as Walmart.


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Saving Money on ChecksThis is a page about saving money on checks. There are a number of options for buying checks, from your bank or retail suppliers.


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Online Banking AdviceThis is a page about online banking advice. Today much of your banking transactions can easily and securely be done online.


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Teen Check Cashing?I'm actually 16, but I wanna know if I need my parent or guardian to cash my checks?


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Choosing the Best Online Savings Institution?This is a page about best online savings institution. When finding the best place to put your savings, it can help to have no minimum, no fees, and a good interest rate.


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Using Credit UnionsThis is a page about using credit unions. Credit unions are member owned and governed by elected board members. Often membership is limited by employers.



ING Direct Reviews

ING Direct ReviewsThis is a page about ING Direct reviews. ING Direct is a leading on-line back offering checking and savings accounts.


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Using a Safety Deposit Box?This page is about using a safety deposit box. A personal secure box in a bank vault is an excellent way to keep your valuables and important papers.


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Dealing With an Overdrawn Bank AccountThis page is about dealing with an overdrawn bank account. A forgotten ledger entry or a mistake in subtraction can turn into a very expensive problem with your checking account.


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Banks With No Minimum Balance Requirement?This is a page about banks with no minimum balance requirement. With ever increasing bank fees and complex account requirements, it can be difficult to find a bank with no minimum balance requirement.


Balancing and Organizing Your Checkbook

Balancing and Organizing Your CheckbookThis is a page about balancing and organizing your checkbook. Do you dread the checkbook balancing day? Establishing a system of organizing and maintaining your checkbook can help.


Avoiding ATM Fees

Avoiding ATM FeesThis is a page about avoiding ATM fees. Banks are constantly looking for revenue sources and ATM fees are good for them and bad for the customer.


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Saving Money on BankingThis is a page about saving money on banking. Banks often charge a wide variety of fees.


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Where Can I Cash a Tax Refund Check from H&R Block?Does Walmart check a person's credit report to cash an H&R Block tax refund check?


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Choosing a Safe Bank?What are the safest banks in Texas? I am looking at local, national, Prosperiety Bank, and Amegy bank.


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Keeping Track Of Debit PurchasesKeeping Track Of Debit Purchases. I use my debit card for most purchases to save writing checks or carrying too much cash. . .


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Direct Deposit of PaychecksMy husband and I have started having his paycheck directly deposited into our bank account. There are many reasons for this, but one of the most important is that if the check is direct deposited, we are less subject to forgery and identity theft.


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Keep the Change Account at Bank of AmericaFor those of you that already bank at Bank of America this is great, others may want to open an account to take advantage of this one! There is a new saving aid called keep the change...


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Keeping Extra in the Checking AccountWhen writing checks for things, always round off to the next dollar in your checkbook register. All of those cents add up! By kmurray


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After Hours Bank DepositsKeep a few envelopes in the glove compartment of your car to use to make after hours bank deposits or to use as needed while on the go. By June S.



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Depositing an Old Money Order?I found a money order from 2011, for my car note. The car is paid off now. Can I take it to my bank and deposit it in my account? Is the MO any good? There is no expiration on the face.


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Cashing an Older Money Order?I have an 6 month old Western Union money order; can I still cash it? And where?


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Tips for Ordering Checks?I need some new checks for my checking account, but the cost of add on options is onerous. Any suggestions as to what to include or omit?


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Can I Cash an 85 Day Old Money Order?Is an 85 day old money order too old to cash?


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Cashing an Old Money Order and Cashiers Check?I found one official check made to myself from St. Paul Bank and a personal money order from Bank One, also made to myself. Both banks have been taken over by other banks. I was told that unclaimed money is sent back to the state. I checked the Illinois treasurer's website and nothing is listed with my name. What can I do? The checks are intact and were issued 18 years ago.


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Cashing an Old Money Order?I have an old Fifth Third Bank personal money order from 2016. I couldn't cash it then and I having a hell of a time trying to get my money. There is no expiration date on it. How I get my money?


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