Thanks to the explosion of the always-available Internet and services available therein, the past decade or two has turned many of us into impatient people. But honestly, who wants to wait in line to check their account balance? Online banking is perfect for those who want 24/7 access to their funds and other bank-related services.
Between mobile phones with Internet access, tablets and portable computers, you can conduct your banking business anywhere. So, if you remember that you don't have enough cash in your account to cover that check you just wrote, you can easily rectify the problem -- just make sure you do so from a secure connection (see sidebar).