Fees are not the Bee’s Knees

by astanhaus

Mint brought to my attention that my checking account was littered with fees.

And with my new job—Movin’ on up—I took the time to look for a new account to present to HR in a few weeks.

(click on the bold-faced vocab words:))

I’m a cash lover, so I wanted a bank (and ATM) that was close to my apartment/ work/haunts. Let’s be honest, those are the ATMs I’m going to use anyway, so I might as well not be charged for convenience.

Practically non-existent annual fee, please and thank you.

How will the bank contact me? I don’t want anyone else getting involved (i.e. phishing).

What happens if I spend a bit more money than what is in my account? (i.e. overdraft) Doomed to the dungeon??

Oh, and user-friendly e-banking/e-billing is a must.

Moving money while wearing my robe makes banking a bit sexier.

(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy blog: XO, Bettie.)