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Follow Dan through our short video series and learn to manage your checking account to avoid unexpected fees.

Print or download the booklet and follow along!

What a Bank Does

What a Bank Does

This section covers:

  • The bank's role in protecting your money
  • Your checking account as a tool to protect your money
  • How your payment is a promise to the seller

Avoid Overdrafts and Overdraft Fees

This section covers:

  • What bouncing a check means
  • What is overdraft protection
  • Avoiding overdrafts by knowing your account balance
  • Recording transactions in an account register-practice activity included
Avoid Overdrafts and Overdraft Fees
How to Balance your Account

How to Balance Your Account

This section covers:

  • Using an account register to record transactions
  • Keeping track of your account with online and mobile banking, in addition to calling customer service or visiting a branch
  • Account reconciliation- practice activity included

Overdraft Alternatives

This section covers:

  • Linked savings account to cover purchases
  • Line of credit linked to checking account to cover purchases
Overdraft Alternatives
Savings Account

Managing a Checking Account

This section covers:

  • Checking your account register
  • Checking your balance frequently
  • Accounting for items that haven't cleared your account