Skip to main content

Personal Banking

Knowing banking basics can help you make financial decisions. Learn about personal banking and how to teach your kids about money.

Knowing banking basics can help you make financial decisions. Learn about personal banking and how to teach your kids about money.

Most Popular

Top questions kids ask about money (and how to answer)

Uncomfortable money questions can actually be an opportunity to teach kids important financial lessons. Here are suggestions for how to approach 5 common inquiries.

Read more

Introducing the 3 little piggy banks

View infographic

Teaching teens the true cost of charging

View infographic

Help your elementary schooler understand allowances

Learning about money at a young age can have a lasting effect. Consider these factors when giving young kids an allowance.

Read more

7 common bank fees explained

Have you ever worried that you were charged for something and didn't see it coming? Here's a rundown of the 7 most common fees banks charge—and tips to help avoid them.

Read more
Earning compound interest Watch video 

8 tips for getting the most out of your checking account

The features that come standard in your checking account can help you stay on top of your finances. These tips can help ensure you're getting the most out of yours.

Read more

How to make online bill payment easier

Paying bills online is easy, but understanding how online payments work can make the process even easier.

Read more
Why interest rates go up and down Watch video 

How to send money online to friends and family

Whether you're sending money to a neighbor across town or helping out relatives overseas, there are a number of easy ways to send money. Here’s an overview of your options.

Read more
The time value of money Watch video 

Credit vs. debit: Get the most from your cards

View infographic
Helping your child understand how loans work Watch video 
Understanding the basics of banking Watch video 

5 ways lower interest rates might affect you

The Federal Reserve lowering the target interest rate can affect consumers. Here’s how the change impacts your life.

Read more

Your bank account: 10 questions to ask

No-fee or low-cost account? Is there a transfer fee? These 10 questions can help determine if your bank account is best suited for your needs.

Read more
How banks process deposits Watch video 

What to know about savings accounts for kids

Giving kids a savings account early can help them build good financial habits. Learn some simple options to get them started.

Read more

5 ways higher interest rates might affect you

The Federal target interest rate helps determine the interest that you pay for loans and earn on savings. Here’s what might change when rates rise.

Read more

How to establish money rules for your child at any age

The expectations you set for your children while they are young could help them develop lifelong financial skills. Here are 7 steps to build money rules for your family.

Read more

7 facts to consider before talking to kids about credit

Explaining how credit works can be tough—especially to your children. Here are 7 things to think about before you start the conversation.

Read more

6 steps to help a middle or high schooler budget

Basic budgeting skills can help your child plan their spending and set them up for long-term success handling money. Here are 6 steps to get them started.

Read more

Breaking down allowances for elementary schoolers

View infographic
Understanding how interest works Watch video 

How to help your middle or high schooler set a savings goal

Teaching a teenager how to save money can be a challenge. Try these simple steps to help them set and meet a savings goal.

Read more
Helping your teen manage a checking account Watch video 

7 tips for teaching kids to save money

It’s not easy to teach kids about saving money. These 7 tips can help make the conversation easier.

Read more

Breaking down allowances for middle and high schoolers

View infographic

Explaining credit cards to middle and high schoolers

They see you using credit cards, but what do they really know about them? Teach your kids how credit works and responsible use.

Read more
Teaching your teen about debit cards Watch video 

Help your middle or high schooler manage an allowance

Most American parents say their kids don't know how to manage money. See how an allowance can teach teens the building blocks of money management.

Read more

Pay with Cash, Debit or Credit?

Knowing which payment method to use can be difficult. These tips can help you determine the option that best suits your needs.

Read more

How to use automatic payments to your advantage

Even one missed payment can affect your finances. Discover how automated payments can help you avoid payment pitfalls.

Read more

The difference between checking and savings accounts

View infographic
Teachable money moments for your child Watch video 

Is a joint bank account right for you?

Talking about money can lead to a fair amount of stress in even the best relationship. Here’s how to decide if a joint bank account is right for you as a couple.

Read more
Helping your teen make spending trade-offs Watch video 
Preparing your child to make borrowing decisions Watch video 

How to help a high schooler use a debit card

Practical knowledge can go a long way. See how a debit card might be a good way to teach teenagers about responsible purchasing.

Read more

How teens manage their money: What parents need to know

View infographic

Tips to Teach Your College Age Kids Financial Responsibility

There's no age limit for helping your kids learn to manage money. Explore our tips for letting your college age kids benefit from your experience.

Read more at MerrillEdge.com

5 things you didn’t know about your checking account

From automatic payments to when your funds are available after a deposit, here’s what you need to know to make the most of your checking account.

Read more

Merrill Edge® is available through Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (MLPF&S), and consists of the Merrill Edge Advisory Center (investment guidance) and self-directed online investing.

MLPF&S is a member SIPC and a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation.

Banking products are provided by Bank of America, N.A. and affiliated banks, Members FDIC and wholly owned subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation.

Investment products:

Are Not

FDIC Insured

Are Not

Bank Guaranteed

May Lose Value