What is a checking account?

ZingNow let’s look at another tool for your money called a checking account.
ZoeyChecking accounts are very similar to savings accounts. They both keep your money safe, and both are very easy to access if you need cash.

But a big difference between a checking account and a savings account is that checking accounts come with checks!

Zing and Zoey and a check book

ZingChecks work like cash, and they help people pay bills or make simple purchases without carrying around cash or sending it through the mail.

ZoeyPeople use checks to pay for things like rent, groceries, and electricity.

Let’s see what a real check looks like.

Click the Next button to learn about filling out a check.