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Try a credit union
Try a credit union

Credit unions are powerful banking alternatives when it comes to bank fees and they're available to millions, says Mary Wilson, a spokeswoman for Empower Federal Credit Union in Syracuse, N.Y.

"As financial cooperatives, credit unions are member-owned and operated," she says. "They are service-driven, rather than profit-driven. Any profits realized are returned to members in the form of better rates and services."

Many workplaces, churches and associations are linked to credit unions, and you can find one near you by visiting Findacreditunion.com.

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