Margarette Burnette is a savings expert who has been writing about bank accounts since before the Great Recession. Her work has been featured in The Associated Press, USA Today and other major newspapers. Before joining NerdWallet, Margarette was a freelance journalist with bylines in magazines such as Good Housekeeping, Black Enterprise and Parenting. She is based near Atlanta, Georgia.
- Education: B.S. in business administration from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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What to Do When You Can’t Open a Bank Account
If you are denied a bank account, verify your application details, review consumer reporting records and consider banking alternatives.
Debit Card Fraud? Act Fast to Protect Your Money
When dealing with debit card fraud, get in touch with your bank quickly to protect your account.
Savings Rates Are Staying Low. Here’s Why, and What to Do
Savings rates will likely remain low for a while after moves by the Federal Reserve, but you should still save.
What Are Negative Interest Rates?
A negative interest rate occurs when the percentage of interest on an account drops below zero.
TAB Bank Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
TAB Bank offers a debit card and competitive savings accounts with no monthly fees.
U.S. Bank vs. Chase: Which Is Best for You?
These two large national banks have a lot in common, but there are some key differences. Here are the details to know if you’re deciding between them.
U.S. Bank Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
U.S. Bank offers plenty of branches in more than 25 states, plus 24/7 live phone support. But savings and standard CD rates are relatively low.