Banking and Payment Systems

These brochures from the National Consumer Law Center will provide you with information about using credit vs. debit cards, cashing checks and opening bank accounts, and shopping for money wire transfers.

  • Cashing Checks and Opening Bank Accounts: How to Save Money and Avoid Theft
    (Chinese) (Korean) (Russian) (Spanish) (Vietnamese) (English)
    Living on a tight budget makes every penny count. If you do not use a bank account to cash checks and pay your bills, chances are you are spending too much for these services.

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