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Why 'Bank Transfer Day' Won't Work

More than 64,000 of Americans have signed up to participate in "Bank Transfer Day" on November 5. Most will likely fail in their mission to switch to a new bank, according to a report released Wednesday.

A 5-Step Plan for Dumping Your Bank

With some of the biggest banks raising fees again, many Americans are seriously considering finding new places to keep their money. But with direct deposit and automatic bill pay, moving your checking account can be complex. We talked to a pro for this easy five-step process to handle your bank swap.

Prepaid Cards: Which Ones Are Worth the Fees

CardHub.com recently put five of the most well-known prepaid card issuers under the microscope to see how useful their products are based on fees and features. Which offers the best deal? The answer might surprise you. But the real question is should you use a prepaid card at all.

Top Tips on Choosing the Right Bank for You

Picking a bank is a lot like selecting a new paint color for your kitchen. You're going to see a lot of it, and while you can always change your mind if you don't like the one you've chosen, it's a hassle. We asked the experts for advice on how to choose the one best suited to your needs.

More Online Tools To Simplify Your Financial Life

The latest entrant into the online financial tools business is Google, which launched Advisor last Thursday. The search engine giant offers a clear way to compare rates and offers from mortgage companies, credit cards and other financial products -- but it's hardly the only smart tool out there.

Goodbye, Free Checking; Hello, New Bank Fees

The era of free checking accounts is coming to an end. Many consumers will face an extra $144 a year in account fees, plus higher dues for their debit cars, and increased ATM charges, too. It's all part of a banking industry backlash against last year's consumer friendly financial reforms.

Ways to Profit as Banks Add on More Fees

Bank of America is trying to earn more revenue from its existing customer base by requiring customers to use more products and services in order to avoid monthly fees. If the banks are going to charge you more, you might as well profit from them. Here's how.

Best Student Checking Accounts

A college student with a large bank account might be rare, but checking accounts built specifically for students aren't uncommon. Certain student...

PayPal Launches iPhone App for Depositing Checks

Adding another twist to the concept of online banking, PayPal has added an iPhone app that allows users to photograph their checks and deposit the funds into their PayPal account, according to an Associated Press report.