Tony Armstrong leads the banking team at NerdWallet. He has covered personal finance for nearly a decade. Tony began his NerdWallet career as a writer and worked his way up to assistant assigning editor and then to lead assigning editor. His writing has been featured by the Los Angeles Times, MarketWatch, Mashable, Nasdaq.com, USA Today and VentureBeat. Tony lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- Education: B.A. in English literature and creative writing from Macalester College
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First Tech Federal Credit Union Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
First Tech provides solid checking options and offers free access to a large network of ATMs and branches.
Are CDs FDIC Insured?
Certificates of deposit are federally insured, which makes them a safe way to save money.
Axos Bank Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
Axos Bank is an online institution that offers rewards on checking, as well as ATM fee reimbursements and a savings APY that’s higher than you’ll find at traditional big banks.
Discover Savings Bonus: $150 or $200 Promotion
The Discover savings account bonus requires making a large deposit, but you’ll earn one of the best rates available.
CD vs. Savings Account: Which Should I Choose?
Savings accounts give you more flexibility to make withdrawals, but CDs can offer higher interest rates.
Joint Bank Accounts: How and When They Work
Families and partners need good communication to manage a joint account. Opening a joint account is a simple process.