Now is the perfect time for graduating students to think about getting their finances in order for summer and beyond. Regardless of their financial situation, each college graduate needs to utilize the same basic tools to set themselves up for long-term financial success.
With consumers expressing confusion over their banks' fee structures and banks ordering transactions in such a way as to maximize their collection of such fees, people continue to get hit with the mother of all fees.
Nearly any way you slice it, checking accounts became a little more expensive in the first half of 2012. However, the results also indicate that consumers still have several options for combating these costs.