Category: Banking

Avoid Bank Charges: ABA Offers 8 Tips to Save Money

Avoid Bank Charges: ABA Offers 8 Tips to Save Money

A paper written by Dr. Annamaria Lusardi entitled Financial Literacy: Do People Know the ABCs of Finance? opened with the following statement in the Abstract: “Increasingly, individuals are in charge of their own financial security and are confronted with ever more complex financial instruments.” Although the context of Dr. Lusardi’s paper is not about banking, […]

February 11, 2016 | By More
FDIC Resources for Consumer Protection

FDIC Resources for Consumer Protection

The topics that fall under the term financial literacy are many.  One issue we feel is important to include beneath the financial literacy banner is the principle of consumer rights.  When you understand what consumer rights you have, these can impact your money life in a positive way.  You can truly be empowered when it comes […]

February 2, 2016 | By More
Deposit Insurance Coverage Banker Videos You Should Watch

Deposit Insurance Coverage Banker Videos You Should Watch

In my banking days, I recall the many questions customers had regarding FDIC insurance.  Often, consumers understand that the FDIC is in place to keep their money safe.  However, beyond the 30,000 feet view understanding, the FDIC, its history and purpose, and most importantly, how it impacts the balances you keep at a financial institution, […]

January 26, 2016 | By More
Bank Tips for International College Students

Bank Tips for International College Students

We wanted to provide an article share to the LinkedIn Post I uploaded today.  It’s entitled 5 Banking Tips for International College Students. The moment that international college students step off the plane, they are dealing with U.S. currency.  If you are a student studying here in the U.S., you realize it’s much easier to […]

September 1, 2015 | By More
Do I Need to Know How to Write a Check?

Do I Need to Know How to Write a Check?

If you are of an age that you were shopping in stores twenty years ago, writing a check was a more common activity.  Nowadays, if you’re at the checkout waiting for someone to write a check for their purchase, it almost seems an oddity.  So, let’s answer the question.  If you are a millennial or […]

September 1, 2015 | By More
eBook on Banking Basics for International College Students

eBook on Banking Basics for International College Students

We wanted to share the message that the MMG Guide to Banking Basics for International Students has been released.  We are starting a campaign over these next weeks to let international college students know this resource is available to help them better manage the banking side of their personal finances. Readers can download a free sample […]

August 28, 2015 | By More
International College Students and U.S. Banking

International College Students and U.S. Banking

As an international college student, you have a lot of details to manage when you arrive on campus.  One of these activities will be to open a banking relationship with a financial institution.  It will be to your advantage to establish a bank account with a U.S. bank.  Doing so will actually save you both […]

August 24, 2015 | By More
MBU Blogs for an Overview on Banking

MBU Blogs for an Overview on Banking

Are you an international college student beginning his/her first year of study in the U.S.?  Perhaps you have been at your school for a few years, but still have some lingering questions about banking.  No matter where you are on your personal finances journey, there is always something new and different to learn. We would […]

August 24, 2015 | By More
Do Banks Charge for Notary Service?

Do Banks Charge for Notary Service?

When consumers think about the services that banks offer, certain activities come to mind:  using an ATM, cashing a check, or getting travelers checks for travel.  Did you know that many banks provide notary service? And, there are banks that provide this service at no charge. It goes to show why it’s valuable to periodically […]

July 13, 2015 | By More