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  • Float and Check 21

    Thanks to Check 21, the old-fashioned float is disappearing, and that could cost you big in bounced checks.

    Apr 07, 2005
  • How safe is your bank?

    Before you put your money in a bank, you want to be sure the bank is safe and sound.

    Apr 01, 2005
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    How to avoid fees

    You have to know the fees if you want to bypass them. Here’s a rundown of common, and easily dodged, fees.

    Apr 01, 2005
  • Types of checking accounts

    When it comes to choosing a checking account, your options abound. Pick the one that best suits your needs.

    Apr 01, 2005
  • Fees, fees and more fees

    At most banks, a myriad of undiscovered fees lay waiting to trip you up, including some you’d never guess.

    Apr 01, 2005
  • ATM fees

    Banks pull in over $2 billion in ATM fees each year. Don’t let them snatch your hard-earned money so easily!

    Apr 01, 2005
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    Debit cards

    They’re like credit cards, except the money vanishes from your account in a flash.

    Apr 01, 2005