Margarette Burnette is a NerdWallet authority on savings, 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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How Much Should I Have in Savings?
Determine your target savings goal and then save consistently until you get there.
How to Do the 52-Week Money Challenge
Save more than $1,000 in a year. Save $1 your first week, $2 your second week and so on.
Wells Fargo Bank Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
Wells Fargo offers a massive branch network and a solid checking account, but its savings rates are low.
Discover Bank Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
Discover Bank offers excellent accounts and a massive free ATM network, and it does not charge monthly or overdraft fees.
CIT Bank Review: Checking, Savings, CDs
CIT Bank has several savings options that offer competitive rates with low fees.
Ally Bank Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
Ally Bank is a popular online bank among people seeking strong rates and convenient customer service.
Chase Bank Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
Chase’s size and its broad range of financial products offer customers convenience, but some of its bank accounts come with high fees and low rates.
What Is a Money Order? How a Money Order Works and Where to Buy One
A money order is a guaranteed payment you can buy at places such as Walmart, the post office and your bank.
Best Money Market Accounts
The best money market accounts have strong rates and low fees to help you grow your bank balance.