I'm in college, and I have recently gotten my first paycheck from my first job here. They do not do direct deposit and only give checks.
In the past, I have banked at Navy Federal, but my college town is very far from any branch. My question is, should I open a new bank account here locally?
I'm hoping to work a lot over the next year as I support myself and start building my credit, savings, maybe open a Roth IRA. My family has told me I should stick with Navy Federal, but it seems inconvenient to have no local bank or ATM; however maybe a physical bank isn't needed in this day and age?
Should I open a local account?