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You shouldn't have to worry about your money. The author is not pictured.

I want my bank accounts to be fee-free, high-yield, and trustworthy — and my 3 favorites perfectly fit the bill

High-yield savings accounts from Charles Schwab, Ally, and Capital One have low fees, high interest rates, and trustworthy institutions behind them.
Most people only need two bank accounts.

How many bank accounts you need to keep things simple, according to a financial planner

Regardless of how many credit cards, kids, or houses you have, you can probably keep things simple with just two bank accounts.
Some money-market accounts come with debit card and check-writing capabilities.

2 types of savings accounts can help you earn up to 200 times more interest, and either one is a smart place to keep cash

A money-market account is a hybrid savings and checking account, with high interest rates and, sometimes, access to a debit card and checks.
A high-yield savings account is a great place for a travel fund.

A high-yield savings account helps money earn up to 200 times more, and there are 5 times using one is a no-brainer

A high-yield savings account is a good place to store money for short-term needs, like emergencies, travel, a down payment, or a wedding.
A high-yield savings account is a good place to keep money you might need quickly, but still want to grow.

I’m a former bank manager. Here’s where I told my sister to put her savings in order to earn up to 200 times more.

They put her emergency fund in high-yield savings at an online bank, where earns interest of 2% or more — about 200 times what she'd been earning.
If you're dreaming of owning a house, you'll want to be strategic with your savings — and you might want to consider a savings account.

The best place to save money for a down payment keeps your cash safe but growing — up to 200 times as much as a regular savings account

In a high-yield savings account, you aren't exposing your cash to risk when you don't have the timeline to wait it out, but it's still growing.
If saving money isn't a priority now, it never will be (author not pictured).

I made a mental shift to start saving more money and I’d recommend it to just about anyone

I make saving money a priority by treating it as an expense. I pay for rent, food, and insurance every month, so I "pay" myself, too.
Ally Bank was rated best bank for millennials and best online bank by Kiplinger.

Here’s exactly how much more you’ll save in a high-yield savings account versus a checking account

Saving money in a high-yield savings account rather than traditional checking account earns a small amount of interest, which compounds and grows.
You're missing out if you don't automate your savings. The author is pictured.

I doubled my savings in 2018 and it took only 5 minutes of effort

My savings doubled in 2018, no thanks to some form of personal-finance wizardry: I set up automatic savings and kept it at a different bank.

How automated saving and investing really works — and why more of us should be doing it

When you automate contributions to your savings, investment, or retirement accounts, you're able to put away money from each paycheck with virtually no ongoing effort.