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Checking Account Fees

10 Smart Ways to Avoid Checking Account Fees for Good

MyBankTracker | Posted 11.25.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

From ATM fees to monthly maintenance fees to the infamous and expensive overdraft fee, these fees can add up if you're not careful. Last year, they paid out $32.5 billion in bank charges and penalties.

5 Banking Fees That Are Actually Worth Paying

GOBankingRates | Posted 12.09.2014 | Money
GOBankingRates

Not all fees are created equal. Not all fees are bad, either. First weigh the pros and cons and jot down a cost analysis to see if the expense is worth the reward. With careful consideration and budgeting of fees, you can find a way to pay your way to a better financial life.

Bank Of America Isn't Raising Your Fees For Now

AP | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- Bank of America is postponing an increase in monthly fees for checking accounts, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. The pa...

Catherine New

Bank Of America's Fees Now Easier To Read

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 08.30.2012 | Money

Bank fees are definitely not going away, but at least they are increasingly easier to find. The number of banks using simplified disclosure forms to o...

The $850 Fee Banks Don't Want You To Know About

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 08.14.2012 | Money

Checking accounts just keep on getting more expensive. Fees on everything from ATMs withdrawals to monthly maintenance and overdrafts have risen in...

Take Charge Before Your Bank Charges You

Mary Johnson | Posted 10.01.2012 | Money
Mary Johnson

If you're a young adult, college student, or previously "unbanked," understanding your needs and priorities is paramount to picking the account option and bank that work best for you.

How To Bank For Free

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.28.2012 | Money

Despite an uptick in the number of big banks charging fees for low-balance checking accounts, free checking accounts are not dead--yet. A new tool...

Tricks and Treats at the Bank

Richard Barrington | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

Even if you are too old to go trick-or-treating, you may find yourself holding a mixed bag this Halloween at your bank. Banks play their share of tricks on customers, but they also hand out some treats.

Reuters Analysis: Boost In Big Bank Fees Could Push Consumers To Turn To Alternative Lenders

Posted 12.17.2011 | Business

Alternative finance firms, from credit unions to online and pawn lenders, are gaining traction as banks turn off the tap for easy cash and start c...

Community Bank To Pay Customers To Open Accounts In Response To BofA's Fees

Posted 10.14.2011 | Business

While many banking giants are starting to charge fees for debit card use and other once-free services on checking accounts, one regional bank is doing...

Checking Account Fees: Bargains Exist for Smart Shoppers

Richard Barrington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Barrington

There are still good bargains to be found. However, the catch is that checking account fee schedules seem to have more twists and turns than ever--so shopping carefully is imperative.

Was "Financial Reform" Really Robin Hood In Reverse?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

"Financial Reform" will be a boom for people in the payday loan business. There will be many new customers who need bank-like services. It's almost like Congress implemented a plan of "Reverse Robin Hood."