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How to Open an Account for Online Banking

Posted in Trailer Vacations, Online Banking on May 1st, 2007

We live in an era where our lives move at a fast pace. Computers are everywhere, and many business transactions can be conducted via a few keystrokes. Many people have taken advantage of online banking, the most convenient, easiest way to pay the bills, shop online, and manage your finances. Have you not yet tapped into this technical goldmine? It’s easy to open an account for online banking.

If you want to open an online bank account, here are some steps that you might find to be useful, either if you want to open an account online or in person. It will only take a few minutes to set up your account. First, you need to choose your bank. If you already have a physical bank account, you’re one step ahead of the game and can bank online via your current account. If not, you have some choices to make. Decide if you want a checking, savings, or money market account. Decide if you’d like to bank with a particular bank or a credit union.

You must also find out which bank has the features that suit your needs. In case you have found one, open an online bank account with them. The second step is going to the bank personally or online. In opening an account online, search for the bank’s website using your browser, the fastest way to locate your branch online. It’s easiest to sign up online rather than in person, and the best news is that you can do this from the comforts of home, at a time that is convenient to you.

But if you would prefer to open a bank account personally, you might as well visit your chosen bank anytime during business hours. The next step is to choose the features that you want. Most banks have a variety of account types, services, and features that you can mix and match. These features may have fancy names that you should learn. Choose the bank that has the right mix of features that suits you.

On the bank’s website, you have to pick from the features that are right for you; you might click on “Open Bank Account” then click on “Checking” and the “Free Checking”. If you are opening an account in person, you can just have a chat with the bank personnel, they will help you in opening an account that is just right for you and meets your needs. Fourth step is giving your information. For you to be able to open an account, you have to provide the bank information regarding yourself, for these banks do not open an account without several details of the client. They are doing this in order to comply with certain regulations and to protect themselves against risks.

You have to give them some simple details about you like; name, birthday, and as well as your identification number like Social Security Number. You may also be required to provide a government ID like your driver’s license number if you have one. If you are opening an account online, just fill up the required fields on the bank’s website and if you are opening an account personally, just hand your IDs over to the bank attendant who will most likely make photocopies of them. The next step is agreeing to their terms, which means signing off on a sheet that you comply with certain rules and regulations. Whenever you open an account, you form a relationship between you and the bank based on a very keen subject which is your money. You have to be aware of what you are getting yourself into. In opening a bank account online, simply click on the “I Agree” or any similar button on the bank’s website.

The sixth step applies only if you are opening an account online. You may have to print, sign and mail a document to your chosen bank before your account is opened. Several banks use an electronic disclosure and consent that legally binds you to them, but more of them are not opening bank accounts without completing this procedure. Until the time they receive the documents needed, your account remains unopened. Once you’ve completed this process, you are the proud owner of an online banking account!

Most banks require their customers to wait for a few weeks, because they have to process your paperwork, after that period they will mail you everything needed for your account like checkbooks, depending on the account that you applied for. It really is a fairly simple process to embrace a valuable means of technology.

Trailer Vacations

Posted in Trailer Vacations on May 1st, 2007

Trailer traveling became popular in the 1920s, when Americans learned and enjoyed the freedom and flexibility of traveling by trailer. Today, more and more people explore the joys of a mobile vacation home, looking for perfect trailers for living and utility trailers for their belongings.

Today trailers for traveling come in a great number of sizes and personalities to fit every budget and wish list of activities. Keys to enjoying your vacation on wheels are deciding the style of traveling you prefer, recognizing the common trailer issues and knowing how to fix those little bugs.

The frame of the trailer, no matter if it is an RV or a utility trailer, needs proper and regular maintenance. Since the trailer frame carries a lot of weight and is constantly wet and dirty while being hit by road debris, it develops a great deal of rust. To prevent it from damaging the trailer, the frame needs to be treated with a rust preventive spray and painted regularly with at least a double coat of paint and primer.

When you paint under the trailer, you have a chance to spot some other problems and damaged parts such as damaged floors or parts. You will have to fix these before hitting the road.

Using propane needs a lot of care, too. Many fires in trailers start with inadequate handling of propane tanks. To detect a leak of gas from its container, gas detectors are very handy. When you notice the gas smell in the trailer, escape immediately without using the phone or light switches that can ignite the gas. Portable gas containers must be inspected on a regular basis, and kept from rusting with a coat of paint. The gas connections must be also inspected for leaks.

To keep your trailer free from unwanted odors, make sure you use enough water to flush, and that a toilet seal is operational. The unpleasant odors may also enter from the roof which is not tight, so if you suffer from odors, make sure you check the roof and the exhaust fan, too.

Saving fuel today is one of the most important issues for any traveler. Don’t press too hard on the accelerator and try to drive as smoothly as you can. When you need to slow down, let the trailer coast naturally instead of using a brake to slow down. A smooth acceleration may save as much as 10 per cent of fuel down the road. To save fuel, check the plugs which can eat as much as 30 per cent of fuel efficiency, and change the oil and water frequently. New tires will also save you fuel. And finally, don’t overload your trailer and clear out the storage areas at least once a year.

Last, but not least, check your trailer roof for decay and rust. A leaking roof can lead to eventual damage to the trailer. Most trailer roofs are made of fiberglass or aluminum, and they can be easily cleaned, painted and sealed with silicone, if needed. Keeping your roof clean and dry is essential for overall trailer longevity.