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Are Checking Account Promotions Worth Checking Out?

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You’ve probably seen banks advertising various promotions for opening a checking account and wondered if it was worth it? Depending upon the type of promotion offered and the strings attached some of these promotions are definitely worth a look. Generally, checking account promotions involve some sort of giveaway: cash, points, airline miles or electronics such as iPods. [...]

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Should I Switch to an Internet/Online Bank?

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As more and more banks are opening online branches, often with better CD rates, savings rates, and checking rates, and lower fees. It might be time to ask yourself whether it makes sense to switch partially or completely over to an online bank. What are the Advantages of an Internet Only Online Bank? Typically, online [...]

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Should I Open A Free Checking Account?

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Many banks offer “free” checking accounts. Saving money on monthly maintenance fees is a good thing, but signing up for these accounts usually comes with some conditions. Some of the requirements you  may need to meet to qualify for “free checking” include: Minimum balance requirements must be met to avoid monthly charges Making too many [...]

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