Chapter 3. Taking a Look at Your Bank Accounts
In This Chapter
Shopping around for the best bank bargains
The big three: banks, credit unions, and savings and loans
Considering online banking
Balancing interest rates with bank fees
Cutting costs when using ATMs
If you’ve been on your own for any length of time, either at college or living on your own and working, you’ve probably had some association with a bank or other financial institution. If you chose your bank in a typical fashion, it probably had more to do with convenience and availability than anything else. Plenty of ATMs or branch offices make it easy to take care of business and make a bank attractive to prospective customers, even those who do most of their banking online.
But what should ...