Cartoons: What's So Funny About Checking Accounts?

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May 16, 2016
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Cartoons, Identity Theft, Checking Accounts, Current Events

One of the teachers at the recent New Hampshire workshop mentioned how much she liked using cartoons with her personal finance classes. Well, I haven’t done a post for a long time on the topic so here is how cartoonists find humor in checking accounts:

  • Ask your students to research how you deposit money into an online bank.

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  • Discuss how students can protect themselves from people hacking their bank account.

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  • What are the most common fees associated with checking accounts?

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  • What does an early withdrawal fee apply to?

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About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.