Have you thought about opening a savings account while wondering why? Do you cash your checks at the store and keep all of your money at home? If you do this, you are missing out while putting yourself at risk. You will learn the importance of having a savings account.
It helps you have discipline. You have more control over your money and your life by using this system.
It provides protection for you. By keeping a lot of your money in the bank, you will greatly limit the damage you suffer if you are the victim of a robbery, burglary or destruction of your home.
It helps prevent careless spending. By putting some of your earnings away, you will be much less inclined to spend all of it.
You will earn interest on your deposits. This will increase and possibly multiply your monetary balance over time.
It enables you to have twenty-four hour access to your funds. If you have an ATM card that is connected to your account, you can withdraw up to a few hundred dollars from an ATM at any branch that represents your bank at any time. If you have Internet access and an E-mail account, you can transfer money between your savings and checking accounts and look at your records at any time in the convenience of your own home.
It can make you look good. Your buddies and family members are likely to think of you as being responsible.
You are subject to guaranteed protection. If your bank is FDIC-insured, your money is usually protected from loss up to one hundred thousand dollars; however, this amount has been raised to two hundred and fifty thousand through 2013.
You can cash your checks for free. This beats paying a fee at check-cashing stores.
You will be eligible for having your earnings deposited directly into the bank. This comes in handy if you have to work for an employer who requires you to be paid through a direct-deposit system.
This can be good for you psychologically. Doing this can excite you and make you feel good.
It comes in handy while shopping. You can ask your bank to issue you a debit card that is connected to your account.
It is very affordable. Whereas you might have to have a thousand dollars to open a certificate of deposit, you will probably only have to have twenty-five to one hundred dollars to open a savings account.
You have learned the importance of opening a savings account. Do it in order to protect yourself and have a better life!