Checking account

A bank account on which you can write checks or use debit cards to draw on the balance to make purchases. It sometimes pays interest.

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3 free ways to pay your mortgage faster

Paying extra on your mortgage can shave years off your home loan and save tens of thousands of dollars in interest charges. Here's how to get all of the benefits of paying off your mortgage more quickly without wasting hundreds of dollars a year on an accelerated payment plan.