Managing a Checking Account

Use these checking account tips to better understand how to manage a checking account.

What is a checking account?

Having a checking account at a bank or financial institution allows you to write checks to pay for goods and services or to get cash. A check is a written order instructing your bank to pay money to an individual or entity.

To use checks, you must first open a checking account and make regular deposits into that account. Banks offer several types of checking accounts. Here are some of the most common checking options:


Visit banks to learn more about the types of checking accounts they offer, and decide which one best fits your needs or the needs of your household.