Alice Holbrook edits homebuying content at NerdWallet. She has covered personal finance topics for almost a decade and previously worked on NerdWallet's banking and insurance teams, as well as doing a stint on the copy desk. She is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
- Education: MFA in creative writing from Syracuse University, B.A. in creative writing from Knox College
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The latest from Alice
What Is a USDA Loan? Am I Eligible for One?
USDA loans are zero-down-payment mortgages that can open paths to homeownership for rural and suburban homebuyers.
Is My Money Safe in a Bank During the COVID-19 Crisis?
A bank account is typically the safest place for your cash, even during an economic downturn.
HSBC Bank Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
HSBC offers interest-bearing premium accounts. Savings and CD options offer decent rates, but the bank's mobile apps aren’t well-received.
BECU Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
BECU offers free interest checking and savings, plus huge ATM and branch networks, but membership is limited.
Sallie Mae Bank Review: Savings and CDs
Sallie Mae Bank offers strong rates on its savings account, but it has fewer customer service options than many online banks.
USAA Bank Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
USAA offers bank accounts with savings tools and no monthly fees, though its savings accounts have low rates.
Consumers Credit Union Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
Consumers Credit Union is best if you're looking for a free rewards checking account that pays high rates when you meet certain requirements.
Citizens Review: Savings and CDs
With high rates and no fees, Citizens is a good contender for a place to park your savings, but it doesn’t offer a checking account.