Whether the overdraft charge was an innocent oversight or bad timing on an electronic transfer, you can save big bucks by getting overdraft fees waived.
You can avoid monthly fees and ATM charges by choosing the right bank. Three online banks offer fewer fees compared to some brick-and-mortar branches.
If you're tired of being nickel-and-dimed by your bank and only earning 0.01% interest, it's time to ditch and switch. Consider these Internet-only banks.
Overdrafts used to be a cheap financial tool for the rich. Today, they've become an absurdly costly short-term lending product for the poor.
Some of the most common, generic financial advice is also some of the least helpful. Let's dig into three cliched tips, and find some more nuanced answers.
Bank of America has invented a checking account with a one-fee-fits-all arrangement that stops high overdraft fees. Not every customer will benefit, though.
If you've tied the knot (or plan to soon), consider saying goodbye to your individual checking account. Here's why we think joint banking is one key to a healthy marriage.
Bank fees and other related costs of the holiday shopping craze can sneak up to cause unexpected damage to your personal finances, but they are often easily avoided.
According to a recent survey, 2013 has seen record highs set for the fees that banks charge their customers for ordinary services. But there are ways to avoid them.
90% of American households have at least one checking account. But what we pay for them varies greatly, depending on how they're being used, and which bank people chose.
Banking and managing money isn't what it used to be. The 1970s and 1980s brought us the rise of the ATM -- and the 2010s are shaping up as the era of mobile banking.
In part two of our three-part series on pre-college conversations, we examine how to give your soon-to-be undergrad the funds they'll need, and also some spending discipline.
For 80 years, Americans have been able to bank on the fact that if their bank ever failed, the FDIC would have their backs. Soon, China will do the same for its depositors.
To ensure your budget will get the job done, here are three key areas where you can hopefully reap some savings.
The government says consumers who opt for overdraft coverage on checking accounts pay higher fees and are more likely to have their accounts closed than those who decline it.
In an effort to be friendlier (and lure customers) banks are giving away services like personal consultations, financial literacy classes and seminars. And that's good for us.
Some banking execs say brick-and-mortar branches remain the best way to gain and serve customers, despite technological inroads that have left the corner bank a seeming relic.
The nation's second-largest bank says it will take steps to protect its customers from fees and other charges that payday lenders may slap on them.