8 great ways to avoid growing bank fees
Go online for lower fees
Brick-and-mortar banks can be great if you like to have face-to-face contact with your banker. But to save on bank fees, go online, says Ramit Sethi, a personal finance blogger and author of "I Will Teach You to Be Rich."
"Online banks are my favorite, because they're not trying to nickel and dime you for fee after fee," he says. Switch to an online bank and you can save on monthly maintenance fees on accounts.