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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The latest from Margarette
Santander Bank Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
Santander Bank offers solid options for basic checking, savings and CDs. But rates are generally low, and overdraft fees are steep.
State Employees’ Credit Union Review: Checking, Savings and Certificates
SECU has solid accounts and branch network for its North Carolina residents, though membership is limited outside of the state.
FNBO Direct Review: Checking and Savings
FNBO Direct has both a standout checking and high-yield savings account. But its overdraft fees are steep.
Community First Credit Union of Florida Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
This Florida-based credit union has mostly low-fee accounts, but there are expensive overdrafts.
TD Bank Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
TD Bank has a strong presence of branches in the Eastern U.S. Its account features are solid, and its Convenience Checking account offers a bonus.
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.
PNC Bank Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
PNC Bank is a solid choice for checking, but you'll find better rates on CDs and savings elsewhere.
TIAA Bank Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
TIAA Bank, formerly known as EverBank, offers strong deposit accounts and a large ATM network.
How Much Should I Have in Savings?
We explore how to determine your target number and how to get there.