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5 ways to beat high checking fees

A Bankrate survey shows checking fees are up this year. Here's how to avoid them. Read more

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2014 Bankrate Checking Survey

Checking fees are rising. Bankrate's study shows how high in 25 major U.S. cities.Read more

Did Dad have a will when he died?

If a parent died and you haven't heard about a possible will, here's what you should know.Read more

7 low-risk, low-yield investments

If you're squeamish about risk, these play-it-safe investments are for you.Read more

4 risky places to use a debit card

When you swipe your debit card in these spots, you may find someone swiping your money.Read more

Checking Account Fees Surge

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Overdraft, ATM fees at new highs

Our survey shows checking fees are rising. How much more are you paying?

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Did Dad have a will when he died?

Dear Dr. Don, How can I find out if my father had a will before he died? His story was a bit complicated. Dad remarried after my mother died. He owned a house and his new wife also owned a house. Both sold their houses,... Read more

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Banking is getting better

A new survey shows that more Americans are enjoying their day-to-day experience with their checking accounts. Why are some turning to alternative banking products?  ... Read more


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