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A checking account is much more than a way to pay for things you need and want – it’s an important tool to help you manage your money.  A checking account gives you safety and convenience when making payments and purchases. And a checking account can actually save you money, because it comes with fewer fees than many other kinds of financial services.
CheckWise is a complete guide to managing your checking account. You’ll learn:

  • The differences between banks and credit unions
  • How to compare checking accounts and find the best one for you
  • How to use an online account and pay bills online
  • How to balance your account and write checks
  • How to protect yourself and your money from scammers

To be successful with your finances, you need to handle your checking account responsibly.  CheckWise can help you learn how.


Only the person issued the user ID and password is authorized to take this program.

Please type your user ID and password carefully, including all dashes.  The user ID and password are case sensitive.

Upon entering the program, you will be asked some basic questions (demographics).  Please reply to as many questions as you feel comfortable answering.  After answering these questions, you will move on to a pre-assessment.  Don’t worry if you don’t know all the answers; the goal of CheckWise is to help you learn this information.

After completing the pre-assessment, you can move to Chapter 1.  Once you finish reading Chapter 1, you’ll complete activities that allow you to practice what you’ve just learned.  You’ll do the same for Chapters 2 through 6 and then move onto a final course review. 

To enter the program, please click on the “Login Form” on the bottom of this screen.   Good luck!

Note: While taking CheckWise is educationally beneficial to you and can help improve your chances of opening an account at a bank or credit union, completing this course does not guarantee that you will be able to open an account. A number of other factors can determine whether you are eligible for a checking account, including an unpaid balance or instances of fraud. Having the proper identification can also be a factor, but the final decision will be made by the bank or credit union.

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