Better Money Moves

5 Things You Should Know About Direct Deposit

Everything you've wanted to know about direct deposit, and how using Branch's direct deposit can benefit your budget.

Credit Chronicles: Interest Misconceptions

Let’s break down some common misconceptions about interest. Understanding how interest works now can help you manage credit better in the future.

Insights on Getting Financially Fit in 2021

We surveyed the Branch community on their biggest financial concerns after a whirlwind year. Their answers (and our tips to get financially fit) can help hourly workers take small steps towards better financial stability.

New Year’s Financial Resolutions: What to Toss, Keep, and Add in 2021

"Don't let the door hit you on the way out!" is what we'd like to say to 2020, but in hindsight, there might be certain financial lessons worth holding onto. Here's what to keep and what to toss for a financially brighter new year.

5 Tips for Smarter Seasonal Spending

Looking to spread some cheer this season without breaking the bank? Here are five ways to prevent your holiday shopping from derailing your finances.

7 Scary Banking Fees You Avoid by Using Branch

Run, don’t walk, from the terrifying fees big banks try to spring on you! 🎃 By banking with Branch, you're safely protected from these 7 costly charges.

6 Financial Wellness Books to Read for National Book Month

Learn healthier money habits with these top reads on financial wellness and personal finance.

Anatomy of a Paycheck

In honor of National Payroll Week, we're breaking down everything that makes up your paychecks: from mandatory tax deductions to employee benefits and more.

How to Build an Emergency Savings Fund (On a Budget)

More than half of all hourly workers are without a savings fund—and we want to change that. Learn how to bridge the gap between living paycheck to paycheck and building up a savings fund for a rainy day.

Credit Chronicles: Debunking 5 Common Credit Myths

This edition of the Credit Chronicles will explore the ins and outs of credit reports, including what they are, how they work, what’s included there, and how you can obtain a copy of your report.‍