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Select a credit union or bank


Life’s Financial Journeys

Heading Off to College
Getting Out on Your Own
Blending Two Lives
Having a Child
Emptying the Nest
Entering Retirement
Divorce
Death of a Life Partner
Military Life


Checking accounts are available through credit unions, a regular “bricks and mortar” bank or online banks. Each has its advantages and disadvantages.

The following resources may assist you in selecting a credit union or bank:

How is a Credit Union different than a Bank?

Are credit unions a better banking option?

What is the difference between a bank and a credit union?


Heading Off To College Tasks

1. Managing your own money
2. Finding a place to live
3. Setting up your own banking account
4. Getting your first job
5. Using credit wisely while in school

Setting up your own banking account Subtasks

1. Select a credit union or bank
2. Establish and use a checking account
3. Be responsible with your checking account

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