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Member FDIC: What Does it Mean?

You’ve probably heard the phrase “Member FDIC” and it sounds like a good thing, but what exactly does it mean? In short, a member of the FDIC is a banking institution that pays a premium for all the money deposited by its customers to a federal agency that insures the money is there to stay,…

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What Personal Information Should You Put on a Check?

When you order from Bradford Exchange Checks, you may wonder what personal information you should have printed on your checks. It’s a good question: after all, choosing the right information to include on your checks is an important part of protecting yourself from identity theft, keeping your finances safe, and making sure the information you…

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3 Reasons Why You Want to Avoid the ATM and Use Checks

Think checks are outdated? Think again! There are times when a check is not only useful but also better for payment verification and security. Checks give you a payment backup in case a company accidentally loses your billing or payment record.  Using checks is also cheaper than using the ATM with most banks. Debit cards and…

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Express Yourself with Personal Checks

Even with online bill payments and other electronic options, many consumers still write a lot of personal checks. From paying the rent or mortgage and utilities, to taking care of the PTA or paying for other school functions and resources, personal checks still play a big role in your financial life. One of the best…