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10 Common Bank Fees and Charges (And How to Avoid Them) Banking

10 Common Bank Fees and Charges (And How to Avoid Them)

Banking is a great — and almost necessary — way to keep your money safe and managed. Unfortunately, it isn’t free. The most common checking or savings accounts from major banks come with a bevy of fees. Some of them are unavoidable, like a monthly service fee. Others, like overdraft or NSF fees, are only […]

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6 High-Paying Checking Account Bonuses for New Customers Banking

6 High-Paying Checking Account Bonuses for New Customers

If you’re going to be opening a new checking account anytime soon, you could end up earning free bonus cash. Many banks offer cash incentives to new customers. To qualify, all you have to do is meet certain direct deposit requirements and be an active customer. Not every bank offers cash bonuses to its members […]

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How to Switch to a New Bank Account (It’s Actually Really Easy) Banking

How to Switch to a New Bank Account (It’s Actually Really Easy)

I have been banking with the same institution for 18 years. That means I get a little panicked at the thought of switching to a different bank. Between direct deposits and automatic bill paying, the task of changing to a new bank feels long, complicated, and potentially messy. It doesn’t have to be that way […]

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What Is a Second Chance Bank Account? And Do You Need One? Banking

What Is a Second Chance Bank Account? And Do You Need One?

It’s not often in life that we get second chances. When we do though, it’s typically in our best interest to take them. Whether you’re able to make anything of that second chance is often left up to fate. However, there are certain instances where the power to change your future lies square in your […]

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