6 steps to choosing the best checking account

Business Insider
Mar 27 · 5 min read

Decide whether you want a standard checking account or rewards checking account. Then find one that charges low fees.

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Find a checking account that charges low fees and has a strong mobile app. Photo: Moyo Studio/Getty Images

By Laura Grace Tarpley, CEPF

A checking account is a tool for storing money you intend to spend. It’s different from a savings account, which you use to stash away money for the future.