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Can I Have More Than One Bank Account?
Can I Have More Than One Bank Account? — FAQs
How is creating a new account different from switching accounts?
When you move banks, your old account will be closed and its balance transferred to your new account, along with any recurring payments or direct debits. If you open a new account in addition to your present account, your current account will not be closed. You are responsible for handling your own money transfers and payment routing changes.
What are jam jar accounts?
Jam jar accounts allow you to divide up your funds across many “jars” inside a single account. This gives you the freedom to allocate funds to various priorities, such as food, shelter, and fun. It is the same as if you had used glass jars from your own kitchen. Some credit unions provide access to this feature, but the monthly or ATM fees they impose make the account less than ideal.
You can avoid the hassle of juggling many accounts by opening multiple fee-free checking accounts instead of using jam jars. App-based banks that allow you to segregate your funds into multiple spending accounts are another option to consider.
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