The best banks? That’s what readers often want to know. In addition to the best banks, they also want to know where I bank. With 181 Accounts , I obviously have lots of financial relationships.
Here’s a rundown of where I do my business and my favorite in each category.
Online Savings Accounts
The Best: Capital One 360 
Index Fund Managers
The Best: Vanguard 
The Best: Scottrade 
529 Plans for the Kids
The Best: Ohio College Advantage 
- New Hampshire UNIQUE 
- Iowa College Savings 
- Wisconsin Edvest 
- California Scholarshare 
More of the Best
Peer to Peer Lending: Lending Club 
Insurance: Allstate 
Online Checking Account: Charles Schwab High Yield Investor Checking 
I also have lots of local banks that finance our rental properties , helocs, and business accounts, but I excluded my local banks and credit unions, since they won’t do most of you any good.
Which banks are your favorites?