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Balancing your checking account shouldn’t take much time, and it can save you from high fees.
Bank mergers mean less competition, which can lead to higher fees.
Knowing the details can protect your money if your bank fails.
Balancing your checkbook on a regular basis is an essential part of maintaining a sound budget.
The average minimum to open an interest checking account online is $650.81 vs. $376.75 at a traditional bank.
Understanding yourself as a banking customer helps you avoid fees.
Don’t count on being near a surcharge-free ATM when you need cash; 99.2 percent of ATMs charge fees.
The average minimum required to open a noninterest checking account is $82.71.
Bounce a check and you’ll pay an average $28.95. That’s 2.5 percent higher than last year.