Checking Guide

Get ready for a healthy boost toward independence! This is the place to learn everything you need to know about getting and maintaining a checking account. Let's get started!

What is a checking account and why should I have one?

A checking account keeps your money safe at the credit union, while giving you many ways to access and organize it. You need a checking account because cash doesn't work for everything.

When's the last time you purchased an item on the Internet using cash? You'll want to make purchases at stores and restaurants using your debit card. Sometimes you'll need to write a check to pay your rent. Plus it's best not to carry a lot of cash. If it gets lost or stolen - it's just plain gone.