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8 great ways to avoid growing bank fees

Get a bank rep on the phone
Get a bank rep on the phone

Navigating the legalese in most bank brochures and websites can be tough, but a phone call to one of its branches can help you understand how much they charge in bank fees and the parameters under which they make those charges.

"Most customer service reps at banks can call your account up, look at your pattern of banking and suggest the best account for you," says Weston. "Banks don't always do a good job explaining the fees on their websites, but if you can get someone on the phone who is willing to spend a little time with you, you can find an account that you can live with." 

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