fidelity cash management account direct deposit

Access to short-term investments such as money market mutual funds and CDs; The ability to link the Fidelity® Cash Management Account to your other Fidelity. These days, you can do more than ever without setting foot inside a brick-and-mortar bank: You can deposit checks through an app, get cash. Cash management accounts are offered by brokerages and provide many banking-like debit cards, mobile check deposit, early direct deposit and no monthly.

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Are there any drawbacks to using Fidelity for your primary banking account?

Yes, you can do everything that Fidelity promises with the cash management account. Your benefits are:

  • Free checks
  • ATM fees reimbursed
  • Free bill pay
  • Free account
  • Relatively easy to set up direct deposit or ACH transfers.
  • Free debit card

The downsides? They don't have branches everywhere, so if you do need to see a person, you may not be able to do so. Likewise, you won't be able to do cash deposits.

Before anyone says it's too good to be true, brokerages like Schwab and Fidelity offer this because the hope is that you'll end up establishing or using other services they offer, so they do have ways to profit from this. Still, compared to the joke that is many other banks, it's a good deal provide you're aware of the two downsides listed above this.

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Thoughts on cash

I loathe physical cash.

Why? It is dirty, can be stolen/lost, and erodes in value over time. Coins are even worse. Their sole purpose is to find their way into the crevasses of my sofa cushions and cars.

We usually have about $25 or so of the green stuff in our house at any given point in time. I find $1 bills to be the most practical for tooth fairy duty (it turns out that 5 kids lose lots of teeth). $1 bills are also useful for tips to while travelling. I get anxiety when travelling and I don’t have the obligatory $1 bill for the airport parking shuttle drivers.

Digital cash solves many of the problems of physical cash: it’s not dirty, it can’t easily be stolen/lost (especially if you’re following proper protocol using LastPass + 2 factor authentication on banking sites), and won’t erode very much in value if you store keep it properly stored properly in a money market account (though many choose to earn 0% on it).

 

My new banking setup

Over a decade ago, when I was in my mid 20s I thought I was clever by earning 5% in my Ally checking/savings account with check writing ability. I maintained this setup for almost a decade (though interest rates shortly plummeted to close to 0% for a while). It worked great, with one limitation: I could only make six withdrawals per month (and no more than 3 of them could be checks). I went over this limit a few times, was penalized with fees, but negotiated them to zero by sobbing to customer service. Despite the decade of no fees (after sobbing), it was a pain and I lived in fear of going over the 6 transaction/month limit.

A few months ago I stumbled on this Bogleheads thread which convinced me to transition 100% of my checking/savings to Fidelity. The Bogleheads thread is a bit unruly, so let me summarize what I find to be the best banking setup in the country. Again, the Bogleheads deserve credit for this system; I shamelessly adopted it on their recommendation a few months ago. After a few months of trying it out, I fully recommend it. I’ll never go back to clunky money market accounts again.

To do so, I opened 2 accounts: Fidelity Cash Management Account (CMA) & Fidelity Brokerage. There are pros and cons of each:

  • Fidelity CMA:
    • Pros:
      • Free ATM transactions worldwide (they reimburse all fees).
    • Cons:
      • There is no way of setting the default “sweep account” to a money market fund (i.e. SPAXX).
        • However, you can overcome this by simply purchasing SPAXX once your paycheck comes in.
  • Fidelity brokerage
    • Pros:
      • Can set default “sweep account” to a money market fund (i.e. SPAXX).
    • Cons:
      • ATM fees are not reimbursed.
  • Either of the above:
    • Pros:
      • Debit & ATM cards.
      • Free paper checks (saving me about $13.18/lifetime in Costco boxed checks!).
      • Unlimited transactions.
      • Earn up to 2.23% as of today in SPRXX.
      • Automatically liquidate money market holdings upon withdrawing money (i.e. no need to explicitly sell).
      • Offer ability to instantly fund Fidelity investment accounts.
      • Great bill-pay capabilities.

In summary, the Fidelity CMA and the Fidelity brokerage are both very capable checking/savings accounts. However, as shown above, each of them in isolation has a limitation. However, if used together (as I do), you can overcome these small shortcomings. Specifically, I do the following:

  • Dump direct deposits (& paypal transfers, etc) into my Fidelity brokerage account.
  • This cash is immediately swept into SPAXX (currently yielding 2.05%).
    • If you are a relentless optimizer like myself, you can actively purchase SPRXX which currently yields 2.23%, if you remember to do so.
      • This technically negates the SPAXX benefit of the brokerage account since I eventually purchase SPRXX manually anyway.
  • I make ATM withdrawals through CMA for free.
  • I hold $0 in cash in CMA, but I self-fund overdrafts from my Fidelity brokerage account.
  • I write checks & autopay credit cards + utilities from my CMA but there isn’t a particularly good reason to do it through the CMA rather than the brokerage account.

With the above we’ve accomplished the following:

  • 2.05% (automatic) – 2.23% (with a couple clicks) checking account.
  • Unlimited transactions/month (unlike the 6/month through Ally).
  • Free unlimited ATM withdrawals world wide.
  • Since direct deposits are directed to Fidelity, investments in IRAs and HSAs can now be accomplished instantaneously. On the day of my payday, I can be fully invested in their 0% ER funds in my HSA or backdoor Roth (which takes 30 seconds to accomplish).
    • I maintain my taxable brokerage at Vanguard due to the superior tax efficiency of VTSAX.

 

Thoughts on emergency funds

Ironically, even though I earn 2.23% on digital cash, I still loathe holding it. Why? I pay taxes (22% federal + 7% state) on the 2.23% of interest, bringing my after-tax return on cash to be less than the rate of inflation. On average, you’ll do better on investments (stocks & bonds), particularly if you shelter those assets in tax-advantaged accounts.

Many people argue that cash should be held for emergency funds, but credit cards do a great job for emergencies while providing me 2.625%-5.25% cash back as well as 30-60 days of 0% interest float. Alternatively, liquidating assets works pretty well for emergencies. I’ve found the best protection against emergencies (i.e. 80mph deer collision, $7k appendectomy, etc) is not to hold $20k of cash, but instead to consistently live below my means for decades, accruing a stockpile of liquid assets in the process.

In other words, I echo BigERN’s thoughts on emergency funds; they are for chumps.

 

How I minimize my cash holdings

Since I don’t particularly like holding digital cash, I get rid of it as soon as possible. I’m paid on the last day of the month. On the first of the month, all of my credit cards autopay in full, helping me to get rid of this nuisance cash. After those bills are paid, I transfer every dollar except for ($1k + $2,185.20) to investments on the first of the month. The $2,185.20 is my mortgage payment which I autopay in full on the 15th of the month (this is the last possible day to do so without incurring interest penalties). After the mortgage is autopaid, I’m left with $1k in my account. This pays for piano lessons, a water bill that doesn’t accept credit cards, and whatever random school PTA events that require checks.

It’s a pretty good setup. I recommend it. Despite my lifelong desire to optimize my finances I only began to align my credit card due date with my paychecks within the past 5 years. I didn’t realize I could do so until then. Once CC bills are paid in full, it is obvious how much cash can be transferred immediately to investments (on the 2nd of the month in my case).

 

Wrapping it up

Cash is overrated. Money market funds are underrated. Either Fidelity CMA or Fidelity brokerage would make a great primary checking account, though both used together is the best. Emergency funds are overrated. Liquid assets are underrated. Aligning your credit card billing cycle to align with a monthly paycheck is underrated.

 

 

A few screenshots for the curious

Personal Capital screenshot of CC bills due. BoA, Citi, and (not shown) Fidelity credit cards are all due on 1st. BoA requires a phone call to set this up (slightly annoying). Simply ask for due date of credit card to fall on 1st. I recall that Citi & Fidelity can be done online.

 

 

Screenshot of my Fidelity CMA + brokerage setup in action.

 

To change the default sweep account in your brokerage account to SPAXX, currently yielding 2.05%, click the green “change core position” button.

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If you use CMA + brokerage, the following 4 screenshots illustrate how to set up the self-funded overdraft. As a reminder, I store $0 in the CMA so any debit to that account will be funded by the brokerage account.

Setting up this overdraft protection is not intuitive (i.e. PITA without a guide). Hopefully the following 4 screenshots will help.

Step 1: Click “Manage Cash”.

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Step 2: Select CMA from drop-down menu then click “Your Settings”.

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Step 3: Turn on self-funded OD protection within the CMA. Set target balances to $0.

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Step 4: Select the Fidelity Brokerage as the source of the self-funding OD account. Congrats; you’re done.

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This is what it looks like in my $0 balance CMA account. 3 credit cards autopaid on 6/3. 1 credit card autopaid on 6/4. There is a single OD transfer inflow from my brokerage account to account for the three transactions ($12,706.63 = $9.80 + $1,949.52 + $10,747.31).

 

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On the brokerage side, here’s what the corresponding transaction looks like. One auto-redemption of my money market funds (SPAXX or SPRXX) for $12,706.63. Then the corresponding transfer-out to the CMA.

 

 

One last hint. If you want to link your CMA/brokerage account to other financial institutions (PayPal, Vanguard, local bank, etc), you must click the “routing number” link to reveal the appropriate account & routing number.

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Cash Management Services

**Bill pay, check-writing privileges, and debit cards are provided free of charge. Fees for checks in quantities over 100, stop payment, and returned checks apply. A funded TD Ameritrade account, a personal computer, Internet access, and an appropriate Web browser are required to use the online bill pay services. TD Ameritrade will not charge you a fee for withdrawing funds from any ATM nationwide. Should the ATM operator charge you a fee, TD Ameritrade will refund the amount of the fee assessed. TD Ameritrade prohibits the fraudulent or excessive use of ATMs and reserves the right to modify or discontinue the ATM fee rebate at any time. Additional terms and conditions apply. See our rates and fees for details.

Debit cards are issued by TD Bank USA, N.A. and credit cards are issued by TD Bank, N.A.

***Interest will accrue on balances from the day they are deposited into the IDAs through the Business Day preceding the date of withdrawal from the IDA. Interest will be accrued daily and credited on the last Business Day of each month. TD Ameritrade will use the daily balance method to calculate interest on an account.

Mobile check deposit not available for all accounts. Other restrictions may apply. See Mobile Check Deposit Service User Agreement for complete terms and conditions.

Cash in the IDA is held at one or more Program Bank. Three of the Program Banks are Charles Schwab Bank, SSB; Charles Schwab Premier Bank, SSB; and Charles Schwab Trust Bank, each an affiliate of TD Ameritrade. Each bank’s insurance will cover your cash balances up to the current $250,000 per-depositor FDIC maximum for bank failure. By utilizing multiple banks, the IDA has been structured to provide you with FDIC insurance of up to $500,000 per depositor in each recognized legal capacity (e.g., up to $500,000 for individual accounts and $1,000,000 for joint accounts). To learn more about FDIC coverage go to www.FDIC.gov.

Non-Deposit Investment Products: NOT FDIC INSURED-NO BANK GUARANTEE-MAY LOSE VALUE.

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Services

E-Services

  • Internet Banking and Bill Payment - First Fidelity Bank's Internet Banking Service is free and allows you to check your account balances, review and print transaction histories, transfer money between accounts, and pay bills online utilizing our Bill Pay feature.
  • E-Statements
  • Online Check Reorder - Call Debbie Hale for initial orders. after initial order, visit the Mainstreet Checks Website to order checks.
  • 24 Hour Telephone Banking - Our 24 Hour Telephone Banking System allows you to access information about your accounts with First Fidelity Bank by phone. You can check balances, transfer funds between accounts, verify cleared checks, and verify deposits made. This convenient service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from any touch tone phone or cell phone. Please call any of our customer service representatives at 256-845-1077 for questions or information about our 24 hour telephone banking service.
  • Mobile Deposit Capture
  • Remote Deposit Capture
  • Person-to-Person Payments
  • External Transfers
  • ACH Origination

To access Telephone Banking dial: 1-888-964-0377

Click the link buttons below to download the BankFFB App today!

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Convenience Services

  • ATMs - All Office Locations
  • Overdraft Privilege - Available for consumer checking and NOW accounts.
  • VISA Debit Cards - Available for personal & business users. First Fidelity Bank's debit cards are more convenient than writing checks and safer than carrying cash. Our VISA debit card is accepted at millions of merchant locations and ATMs in the USA. You must complete and submit an ATM / Debit card application for credit approval. Applications are available online or at any of our three office locations. Please call a customer service representative at 256-845-1077 for more details.
  • Direct Deposit
  • Safe Deposit Boxes - First Fidelity Bank offers a variety of Safe Deposit boxes at all three office locations to fit your needs. Call a customer service representative at any of our offices for rate information and box sizes available.
  • Credit Cards - Available for both personal and business accounts. First Fidelity Bank offers VISA personal and business credit cards with competitive rates. Applications are available online or at any of our three office locations. Click here for a Consumer Credit Card Application and here for a Business Credit Card Application. Please call a customer service representative at 256-845-1077 for more details.
  • Merchant Credit & Debit Card Services
  • Notary Public
  • Night Depository
  • Cashier's (Bank) Checks
  • U.S. Savings Bond Redemption
  • Account Research
  • Cash Advances

Merchant Services

Lost and Stolen Debit Card

If your debit card has been lost or stolen than please call 1-877-226-2351

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Other Banking Services

Automated Teller Machine (ATM)

Use your ATM card to get cash or make transfers between your savings and checking accounts at thousands of locations across the Twin Cities, the United States, and the world. You may use all MoneyPass® ATMs to withdraw cash surcharge-free.

Locate MoneyPass ATMs

Debit Card

Enjoy the convenience of accessing your bank checking account with a debit card. Your card is accepted wherever Mastercard® is accepted.

Direct Deposit

Social Security, government agencies, and many employers will automatically deposit your checks to your account at Fidelity Bank. Funds are available the same day and there is no need to come into the bank. Direct Deposit protects your check against loss or theft and is an excellent means of receiving payments.

Automatic Savings

Pay yourself first! Tell us how much and when you’d like to have money automatically deducted from your checking account and deposited into your savings. We’ll do the rest.

Safe Deposit Boxes

Safeguard important papers and valuables. Several sizes are available.

Visa® Gift Cards

Fidelity Bank offers instant-issue Gift Cards in denominations from $10 to $1,000. The Gift Card is a great way to let your recipient choose what they really want!

To order or for more information on limitations, terms & conditions, contact Fidelity Bank Customer Service at 952-830-7202. Purchase fee up to $6.95. Monthly inactivity fee of $2.95 after 12 consecutive months of inactivity. Lost/stolen replacement card fee of $5.00. Card issued by MetaBank™.

Visit the Resource Library for tips to stay safer and more secure online and protect your information.

 

 

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Should You Bank With Your Brokerage?

HOW ARE CASH MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTS DIFFERENT FROM BANK ACCOUNTS?

Perhaps the most crucial distinction between a CMA and a bank account is that CMAs are offered by nonbank financial institutions that do not possess a bank charter. Usually, this would mean that CMAs cannot provide their customers federal insurance on their balances, but many brokerages partner with chartered banks that sweep customers’ funds into bank accounts behind the scenes. That allows them to offer insurance from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on customer balances.

WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS OF CASH MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTS?

PROS

—Interest rates tend to be higher than rates at traditional banks. Though some brokerages don’t offer much interest on their CMAs, others offer significantly higher interest rates than the national average of 0.06% for savings accounts. Robinhood Cash Management, for example, offers 0.30%, and SoFi Money offers 0.25% with a $500 minimum balance.

—CMAs have benefits that are similar to checking and savings accounts. Some CMAs offer such account benefits as free ATM access, debit cards, mobile check deposit, early direct deposit and no monthly maintenance fees.

—Transfers between CMAs and investing accounts can be faster. When you have a CMA at your brokerage, you may be able to avoid a waiting period between account transfers so that you can invest your money faster.

Joel Parker, a financial blogger and podcaster from Massachusetts, has a Fidelity Cash Management Account and appreciates the speed of transfers that would otherwise take between one and three days from a non-Fidelity account.

“I use Fidelity for my daughter’s 529 account, and it is nice that I can do a transfer to that account instantly,” Parker says. “If I had my primary brokerage account with Fidelity, it would be the same way.”

CONS

—Interest rates have dropped. The financial industry is currently in a low-rate environment, meaning interest rates on deposit accounts are particularly low at the moment. Several CMAs that launched in recent years had notably high interest rates at first, but they dropped significantly in mid-2020 after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER

—FDIC insurance is usually only available through third-party banks. Since brokerage firms aren’t banks, they typically have to partner with banks to offer FDIC insurance. Brokerages sweep customer funds into FDIC-insured accounts behind the scenes so that they’re covered.

—CMA customer service is typically online-only. Most CMA providers offer only remote customer service because they don’t have branches. As a result, customers who open an account will need to be comfortable with service options that aren’t in person.

CAN A CASH MANAGEMENT ACCOUNT MAKE IT EASIER TO INVEST?

When it comes to investing, timing can be critical. For example, missing a day or two of having your cash in the market — say, the amount of time it takes to transfer cash from an outside account into your investing account — could mean losing out on market gains. By having all of your accounts in one place, you can take advantage of vital time in the market to potentially earn more money on your cash.

“First and foremost, you are likely setting up a one-stop-shop for yourself so you can bank, save and invest all in one,” said Leah Bourne, by email. Bourne, the managing editor of the investing education website The Money Manual, also added, “Many of the companies that offer these accounts have made the ability to transfer money between accounts really, really easy. If you are actively investing, this is a big pro.”

One of the other big practical perks when it comes to keeping a CMA with your brokerage? You have less to keep track of by keeping your cash accounts and your investment accounts at the same place.

“That means you’ll have one app on your phone instead of a few and will be seamlessly able to monitor your cash account and your brokerage account all in one spot,” Bourne says.

Such as with any financial product, consumers should do their research to determine whether a CMA makes sense for their lifestyle and if the perks work for their spending, saving and investing habits.

___________________________

This article originally appeared on the personal finance website NerdWallet. Chanelle Bessette is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: [email protected]

RELATED LINK:

NerdWallet: Best Cash Management Accounts

NerdWallet: Robinhood Cash Management Review

NerdWallet: SoFi Money Review

NerdWallet: 529 Plan Rules: What You Need to Know s

Источник: https://www.theheraldreview.com/news/article/Should-You-Bank-With-Your-Brokerage-16665287.php

Should You Bank With Your Brokerage?

HOW ARE CASH MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTS DIFFERENT FROM BANK ACCOUNTS?

Perhaps the most crucial distinction between a CMA and a bank account is that CMAs are offered by nonbank financial institutions that do not possess a bank charter. Usually, this would mean that CMAs cannot provide their customers federal insurance on their balances, but many brokerages partner with chartered banks that sweep customers’ funds into bank accounts behind the scenes. That allows them to offer insurance from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on customer balances.

WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS OF CASH MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTS?

PROS

—Interest rates tend to be higher than rates at traditional banks. Though some brokerages don’t offer much interest on their CMAs, others offer significantly higher interest rates than the national average of 0.06% for savings accounts. Robinhood Cash Management, for example, offers 0.30%, and SoFi Money offers 0.25% with a $500 minimum balance.

—CMAs have benefits that are similar to checking and savings accounts. Some CMAs offer such account benefits as free ATM access, debit cards, mobile check deposit, early direct deposit and no monthly maintenance fees.

—Transfers between CMAs and investing accounts can be faster. When you have a CMA at your fidelity cash management account direct deposit, you may be able to avoid a waiting period between account transfers so that you can invest your money faster.

Joel Parker, a financial blogger and podcaster from Massachusetts, has a Fidelity Cash Management Account and appreciates the speed of transfers that would otherwise take between one and three days from a non-Fidelity account.

“I use Fidelity for my daughter’s 529 account, and it is nice that I can do a transfer to that account instantly,” Parker says. “If I had my primary brokerage account with Fidelity, it would be the same way.”

CONS

—Interest rates have dropped. The financial industry is currently in a low-rate environment, meaning interest rates on deposit accounts are particularly low at the moment. Several CMAs that launched in recent years had notably high interest rates at first, but they dropped significantly in mid-2020 after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER

—FDIC insurance is usually only available through third-party banks. Since brokerage firms aren’t banks, they typically have to partner with banks to offer FDIC insurance. Brokerages sweep customer funds into FDIC-insured accounts behind the scenes so that they’re covered.

—CMA customer service is typically online-only. Most CMA providers offer only remote customer service because they don’t have branches. As a result, customers who open an account will need to be comfortable with service options that aren’t in person.

CAN A CASH MANAGEMENT ACCOUNT MAKE IT EASIER TO INVEST?

When it comes to investing, timing can be critical. For example, missing a day or two of having your cash in the market — say, the amount of time it takes to transfer cash from an outside account into your investing account — could mean losing out on market gains. By having all of your accounts in one place, you can take advantage of vital time in the market to potentially earn more money on your cash.

“First and foremost, you are likely setting up a one-stop-shop for yourself so you can bank, save and invest all in one,” said Leah Bourne, by email. Bourne, the managing editor of the investing education website The Money Manual, also added, “Many of the companies that offer these accounts have made the ability to transfer money between accounts really, really easy. If you are actively investing, this is a big pro.”

One of the other big practical perks when it comes to keeping a CMA with your brokerage? You have less to keep track of by keeping your cash accounts and your investment accounts at the same place.

“That means you’ll have one app on your phone instead of a few and will be seamlessly able to monitor your cash account and your brokerage account all in one spot,” Bourne says.

Such as with any financial product, consumers should do their research to determine fidelity cash management account direct deposit a CMA makes sense for their lifestyle and if the perks work for their spending, saving and investing habits.

___________________________

This article originally appeared on the personal finance website NerdWallet. Chanelle Bessette is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: [email protected]

RELATED LINK:

NerdWallet: Best Cash Management Accounts

NerdWallet: Robinhood Cash Management Review

NerdWallet: SoFi Money Review

NerdWallet: 529 Plan Rules: What You Need to Know s

Источник: https://www.expressnews.com/living/article/Should-You-Bank-With-Your-Brokerage-16665287.php

Cash Management Services

**Bill pay, check-writing privileges, and debit cards are provided free of charge. Fees for checks in quantities over 100, stop payment, and returned checks apply. A funded TD Ameritrade account, a personal computer, Internet access, and an appropriate Web browser are required to use the online bill pay services. TD Ameritrade will not charge you a fee for withdrawing funds from any ATM nationwide. Should the ATM operator charge you a fee, TD Ameritrade will refund the amount of the fee assessed. TD Ameritrade prohibits the fraudulent or excessive use of ATMs and reserves the right to modify or discontinue the ATM fee rebate at any time. Additional terms and conditions apply. See our rates and fees for details.

Debit cards are issued by TD Bank USA, N.A. and credit cards are issued by TD Bank, N.A.

***Interest will accrue on balances from the day they are deposited into the IDAs through the Business Day preceding the date of withdrawal from the IDA. Interest will be accrued daily and credited on the last Business Day of each fidelity cash management account direct deposit. TD Ameritrade will use the daily balance method to calculate interest on an account.

Mobile check deposit not available for all accounts. Other restrictions may apply. See Mobile Check Deposit Service User Agreement for complete terms and conditions.

Cash in the IDA is held at one or more Program Bank. Three of the Program Banks are Charles Schwab Bank, SSB; Charles Schwab Premier Bank, SSB; and Charles Schwab Trust Bank, each an fidelity cash management account direct deposit of TD Ameritrade. Each bank’s insurance will cover your cash balances up to the current $250,000 per-depositor FDIC maximum for bank failure. By utilizing multiple banks, the IDA has been structured to provide you with FDIC insurance of up to $500,000 per depositor in each recognized legal capacity (e.g., up to $500,000 for individual accounts and $1,000,000 for joint accounts). To learn more about FDIC coverage go to www.FDIC.gov.

Non-Deposit Investment Products: NOT FDIC INSURED-NO BANK GUARANTEE-MAY LOSE VALUE.

This is not an offer or solicitation in any jurisdiction where we are not authorized to do business or where such offer or solicitation would be contrary to the local laws and regulations of that jurisdiction, including, but not limited to persons residing in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, UK, and the countries of the European Union.

TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, a subsidiary of The Charles Schwab Corporation. TD Ameritrade is a trademark jointly owned by TD Ameritrade IP Company, Inc. and The Toronto-Dominion Bank. ©2021 Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. All rights reserved.

Источник: https://www.tdameritrade.com/investment-products/cash-solutions/cash-services.html

Other Banking Services

Automated Teller Machine (ATM)

Use your ATM card to get cash or make transfers between your savings and checking accounts at thousands of locations across the Twin Cities, the United States, and the world. You may use all MoneyPass® ATMs to withdraw cash surcharge-free.

Locate MoneyPass ATMs

Debit Card

Enjoy the convenience of accessing your bank checking account with a debit card. Your card is accepted wherever Mastercard® is accepted.

Direct Deposit

Social Security, government agencies, and many employers will automatically deposit your checks to your account at Fidelity Bank. Funds are available the same day and there is no need to come into the bank. Direct Deposit protects your check against loss or theft and is an excellent means of receiving payments.

Automatic Savings

Pay yourself first! Tell us how much and when you’d like to have money automatically deducted from your checking account and deposited into your savings. We’ll do the rest.

Safe Deposit Boxes

Safeguard important papers and valuables. Several sizes are available.

Visa® Gift Cards

Fidelity Bank offers instant-issue Gift Cards in denominations from $10 to $1,000. The Gift Card is a great way to let your recipient choose what they really want!

To order or for more information on limitations, terms & conditions, contact Fidelity Bank Customer Service at 952-830-7202. Purchase fee up to $6.95. Monthly fidelity cash management account direct deposit fee of $2.95 after 12 consecutive months of inactivity. Lost/stolen replacement card fee of $5.00. Card issued by MetaBank™.

Visit the Resource Library for tips to stay safer and more secure online and protect your information.

 

 

Источник: https://fidelitybankmn.com/personal-banking/other-services/

Thoughts on cash

I loathe physical cash.

Why? It is dirty, can be stolen/lost, and erodes in value over time. Coins are even worse. Their sole purpose is to find their way into the crevasses of my sofa cushions and cars.

We usually have about $25 or so of the green stuff in our house at any given point in time. I find $1 bills to be the most practical for tooth fairy duty (it turns out that 5 kids lose lots of teeth). $1 bills are also useful for tips to while travelling. I get anxiety when travelling and I don’t have the obligatory $1 bill for the airport parking shuttle drivers.

Digital cash solves many of the problems of physical cash: it’s not dirty, it can’t easily be stolen/lost (especially if you’re following proper protocol using LastPass + 2 factor authentication on banking sites), and won’t erode very much in value if you store keep it properly stored properly in a money market account (though many choose to earn 0% on it).

 

My new banking setup

Over a decade ago, when I was fidelity cash management account direct deposit my mid 20s I thought I was clever by earning 5% in my Ally checking/savings account with check writing ability. I maintained this setup for almost a decade (though interest rates shortly plummeted to fidelity cash management account direct deposit to 0% for a while). It worked great, with one limitation: I could only make six withdrawals per month (and no more than 3 of them could be checks). I went over this limit a few times, was penalized with fees, but negotiated them to zero by sobbing to customer service. Despite the decade of no fees (after sobbing), it was a pain and I lived in fear of going over the 6 transaction/month limit.

A few months ago I stumbled on this Bogleheads thread which convinced me to transition 100% of my checking/savings to Fidelity. The Bogleheads thread is a bit unruly, so let me summarize what I find to be the best banking setup in the country. Again, the Bogleheads deserve credit for this system; I shamelessly adopted it on their recommendation a few months ago. After a few months of trying it out, I fully recommend it. I’ll never go back to clunky money market accounts again.

To do so, I opened 2 accounts: Fidelity Cash Management Account (CMA) & Fidelity Brokerage. There are pros and cons of each:

  • Fidelity CMA:
    • Pros:
      • Free ATM transactions worldwide (they reimburse all fees).
    • Cons:
      • There is no way of setting the default “sweep account” to a money market fund (i.e. SPAXX).
        • However, you can overcome this by simply purchasing SPAXX once your paycheck comes in.
  • Fidelity brokerage
    • Pros:
      • Can set default “sweep account” to a money market fund (i.e. SPAXX).
    • Cons:
      • ATM fees are not reimbursed.
  • Either of the above:
    • Pros:
      • Debit & ATM cards.
      • Free paper checks (saving me about $13.18/lifetime in Costco boxed checks!).
      • Unlimited transactions.
      • Earn up to 2.23% as of today in SPRXX.
      • Automatically liquidate money market holdings upon withdrawing money (i.e. no need to explicitly sell).
      • Offer ability to instantly fund Fidelity investment accounts.
      • Great bill-pay capabilities.

In summary, the Fidelity CMA and the Fidelity brokerage are both very capable checking/savings accounts. However, as shown above, each of them in isolation has a limitation. However, if used together (as I do), you can overcome these small shortcomings. Specifically, I do fidelity cash management account direct deposit following:

  • Dump direct deposits (& paypal transfers, etc) into my Fidelity brokerage account.
  • This cash is immediately swept into SPAXX (currently yielding 2.05%).
    • If you are a relentless optimizer like myself, you can actively purchase SPRXX which currently yields 2.23%, if you remember to do so.
      • This technically negates the SPAXX benefit of the brokerage account since I eventually purchase SPRXX manually anyway.
  • I make ATM withdrawals through CMA for free.
  • I hold $0 in cash in CMA, but I self-fund overdrafts from my Fidelity brokerage account.
  • I write checks & autopay credit cards + utilities from my CMA but there isn’t a particularly good reason to do it through the CMA rather than the brokerage account.

With the above we’ve accomplished the following:

  • 2.05% (automatic) – 2.23% (with a couple clicks) checking account.
  • Unlimited transactions/month (unlike the 6/month through Ally).
  • Free unlimited ATM withdrawals world wide.
  • Since direct deposits are directed to Fidelity, investments in IRAs and HSAs can now be accomplished instantaneously. On the day of my payday, I can be fully invested in their 0% ER funds in my HSA or backdoor Roth (which takes 30 seconds to accomplish).
    • I maintain my taxable brokerage at Vanguard due to the superior tax efficiency of VTSAX.

 

Thoughts on emergency funds

Ironically, even though I earn 2.23% on digital cash, I still loathe holding it. Why? I pay taxes (22% federal + 7% state) on the 2.23% of interest, bringing my after-tax return on cash to be less than the rate of inflation. On average, you’ll do better on investments (stocks & bonds), particularly if you fidelity cash management account direct deposit those assets in tax-advantaged accounts.

Many people argue that cash should be held for emergency funds, but credit cards do a great job for emergencies while providing me 2.625%-5.25% cash back as well as 30-60 days of 0% interest float. Alternatively, liquidating assets works pretty well fidelity cash management account direct deposit emergencies. I’ve found the best protection against emergencies (i.e. 80mph deer collision, $7k appendectomy, etc) is not to hold $20k of cash, but instead to consistently live below my means for decades, accruing a stockpile of liquid assets in the process.

In other words, I echo BigERN’s thoughts on emergency funds; they are for chumps.

 

How I minimize my cash holdings

Since I bankofamerica com onlinebanking login particularly like holding digital cash, I get rid of it as soon as possible. I’m paid on the last day of the month. On the first of the month, all of my credit cards autopay in full, helping me to get rid of this nuisance cash. After those bills are paid, I transfer every dollar except for ($1k + $2,185.20) to investments on the first of the month. The $2,185.20 is my mortgage payment which I autopay in full on the 15th of the month (this is the last possible day to do so without incurring interest penalties). After the mortgage is autopaid, I’m left with $1k in my account. This pays for piano lessons, a water bill that doesn’t accept credit cards, and whatever random school PTA events that require checks.

It’s a pretty good setup. I recommend it. Despite my lifelong desire to optimize my finances I only began to how to increase my credit limit capital one my credit card due date with my paychecks within the past 5 years. I didn’t realize I could do so until then. Once CC bills are paid in full, it is obvious how much cash can be transferred immediately to investments (on the 2nd of the month in my case).

 

Wrapping it up

Cash is overrated. Money market funds are underrated. Either Fidelity CMA or Fidelity brokerage would make a great primary checking account, though both used together is the best. Emergency funds are overrated. Liquid assets are underrated. Aligning your credit card billing cycle to align with a monthly paycheck is underrated.

 

 

A few screenshots for the curious

Personal Capital screenshot of CC bills due. BoA, Citi, and (not shown) Fidelity credit cards are all due on 1st. BoA requires a phone call to set this up (slightly annoying). Simply ask for due date of credit card to fall on 1st. I recall that Citi & Fidelity can be done online.

 

 

Screenshot of my Fidelity CMA + brokerage setup in action.

 

To change the default sweep account in your brokerage account to SPAXX, currently yielding 2.05%, click the green “change core position” button.

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If you use CMA + brokerage, the following 4 screenshots illustrate how to set up the self-funded overdraft. As a reminder, I store $0 in the CMA so any debit to that account will be funded by the brokerage account.

Setting up this overdraft protection is not intuitive (i.e. PITA without a guide). Hopefully the following 4 screenshots will help.

Step 1: Click southern bank cape girardeau Cash”.

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Step 2: Select CMA from drop-down menu then click “Your Settings”.

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Step 3: Turn on self-funded OD protection within the CMA. Set target balances to $0.

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Step 4: Select the Fidelity Brokerage as the source of the self-funding OD account. Congrats; you’re done.

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Walmart money card number is what it looks like in my $0 balance CMA account. 3 credit cards autopaid on 6/3. 1 credit card autopaid on 6/4. There is a single OD transfer inflow from my brokerage account to account for the three transactions ($12,706.63 = $9.80 + $1,949.52 + $10,747.31).

 

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On the brokerage side, here’s what the corresponding transaction looks like. One auto-redemption of my money market funds (SPAXX or SPRXX) for $12,706.63. Then the corresponding transfer-out to the CMA.

 

 

One last hint. If you want to link your CMA/brokerage account to other financial institutions (PayPal, Vanguard, local bank, etc), you must click the “routing number” link to reveal the appropriate account & routing number.

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