Stay on top of your finances by paying attention to money matters such as budgeting, banking, credit, bill-paying, check-writing and protecting yourself from scams and identity theft. In addition to maintaining a good relationship with your local bank, you want to build and maintain a high credit score, since many things, such as renting an apartment, setting up utilities, arranging a cell phone contract, or even being hired for a job can depend on a healthy score. Be sure to pay all rent and bills on time, check all accounts regularly for fraudulent transactions (a sign of identity theft), and never rely on credit cards as a source of support. Carrying a high balance on a line of credit can negatively impact your credit score.
Opening a bank account?
Chase Manhattan Bank
234 Church Street
Over 70 currencies exchanged; No fee for Chase customers
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