Go green for St. Patrick’s Day Mar 14, 2013, 9:00 am By Heidi Carmack Pfaffroth

Guest post by Hannah Pulham

Happy St. Patrick’s day this weekend! Banking online is one way to go green (you don’t have to do everything online, either, because little changes make a big difference), and I’ll tell you more about why and how you can do it. In a world of technology and online advances in banking security, it has become more common to secure financial planning online. Many people today see more advantages in using online banking today than ever before.Here are benefits of online banking:

• Convenient of account access: conduct banking activities, 24 hours a day, without going anywhere and no waiting in lines. You may even be able to access your account through your mobile device.

• Usually online banking will save you money in fees. When you save your financial institution money in service costs, they can pass it on to you. There is a lot of financial freedom when you save.

• Online statements help you create a paper free environment, reducing financial clutter.

• Incoming money, such as a pay check, can be directly deposited into your account by the company the check is coming from. You won’t have to rush to the bank when your paycheck arrives and funds are usually available sooner.

• You can and should view your account history often—this allows you to check for mistakes and categorize them in your budget. You may also be able to transfer funds between accounts.

• Online bill pay allows you to make timely payments and will help you keep a record of payments. You can also set up automatic payments from your account, and you’ll spend less time making sure all your bills are paid.

Many different types of people can benefit from the resources of online banking. You can benefit through more frequent account access. Online banking provides the convenience of account access and frequent monitoring of account activity. Online banking provides you with the peace of mind that comes from understanding what is going on with your account. This will give you stability and relieve stress in your financial planning.

What steps do you take to go green?

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