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Checking your accounts: What type of account works for you? 

Checking accounts, money markets, savings accounts? Not sure what account is right for you? View these tips from State Farm® to help you decide.

Articles about checking accounts

Back to Basics: Guide to Using Checks

Back to Basics: Guide to Using Checks

Learn how to write and cash checks, how to locate the bank routing number, and other key basics.

It's Your Money - Access it Easily with a Checking Account

It's Your Money - Access it Easily with a Checking Account

This introduction to checking accounts explains what features to seek and avoid.

How to Fill Out a Check

How to Fill Out a Check

Learn how to fill out a check in 6 simple steps.

Finding the Bank Routing Number on Checks

Finding the Bank Routing Number on Checks

Routing Number: What It Is and Where to Find It.

Articles about saving accounts

Your Savings Account

Your Savings Account

Want to save but still have access to your cash whenever you need? A savings account might be right for you.

Four Kinds of Savings

Four Kinds of Savings

Find out the many ways to begin saving for a strong financial foundation.

How to Build and Use an Emergency Fund

How to Build and Use an Emergency Fund

Be prepared for unexpected expenses so you can protect your savings.

Articles about money markets

What is a Money Market Savings Account?

What is a Money Market Savings Account?

These FAQs give you the benefits, strategies, and items to note.

Money Market Deposit Accounts vs. Money Market Funds

Money Market Deposit Accounts vs. Money Market Funds

Distinguish these two separate entities by learning the differences between them.

General articles about checking and savings

Take Your Bank Mobile

Take Your Bank Mobile

Mobile banking apps make managing your finances easier. Find out how.

Important Bank Card Fees Information

Important Bank Card Fees Information

Before you get a new debit card, understand all the charges you may face.

5 Things to Know about Chip Cards

5 Things to Know about Chip Cards

Chip cards are one more way to help you prevent credit theft.

The information in this article was obtained from various sources not associated with State Farm®. While we believe it to be reliable and accurate, we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the information. These suggestions are not a complete list of every loss control measure. The information is not intended to replace manuals or instructions provided by the manufacturer or the advice of a qualified professional. Nor is it intended to effect coverage under our policy. State Farm makes no guarantees of results from use of this information.