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SoFi Checking and Savings
Earn up to $250 with direct deposit. Terms apply
Discover Bank Online Savings
No Account Fees, 24/7 U.S.-based customer service
Marcus by Goldman Sachs Online Savings Account
No minimum deposit to open account, No transaction fees
Marcus by Goldman Sachs Online Savings Account

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Financial Priorities: Where To Put Your Money & When

If you’re not sure whether you should be investing or saving, it’s a valid question. Both have merits, and it will really depend on where you’re at in your financial journey. Remember…these steps take time. Don’t worry if you can’t accomplish all of this right now. This should serve as a roadmap for your financial life.

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Financial institution reviews

SoFi Review: Checking and Savings


NerdWallet rating 
  • High rate if you set up direct deposit.
  • No overdraft fees.
  • No monthly maintenance fees.

Marcus by Goldman Sachs Bank Review: Savings and CDs


NerdWallet rating 
  • Same-day online transfers up to $125,000; same-day transfers up to $1 million through an agent.
  • Savings and CD rates are competitive.

Discover Bank Review: Checking, Savings and CDs


NerdWallet rating 
  • No monthly fees on checking and savings accounts.
  • Cash back rewards checking account.
  • Solid rate on savings.

American Express National Bank Review: Checking, Savings and CDs


NerdWallet rating 
  • Highly competitive interest rates on savings and rewards checking.
  • No monthly fees or minimum balance requirements.

LendingClub Banking Review: Checking, Savings and CDs


NerdWallet rating 
  • One checking option has cash-back rewards and pays interest.
  • Unlimited ATM fee reimbursements.
  • Competitive savings account and CD rates.

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