Where Does Your Money Go?

Where Does Your Money Go?

banking, Goals / Taking Action, Miscellaneous, Saving & Investing
Have you ever had such a terrible customer service experience or been charged so many fees at your bank that you seriously considered closing your accounts, but didn’t because, well, would another corporate bank be any different? Credit unions are a viable alternative to big banks. After a terrible customer service experience, this was exactly the course I took. There are always considerations when changing banking institutions. Your number one concern should always be bank fees. While credit unions will often have lower fees than a corporate bank, this is not always the case and should never be taken for granted.So what exactly is a credit union? A “cooperative financial institution chartered by the federal government and owned by individual members”. This means that when you put your money in…
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7 Ways Your Bank May Be Robbing You Blind

7 Ways Your Bank May Be Robbing You Blind

#WMWeek17, banking, Budgeting, Debt, Miscellaneous, Money in Your 20s/30s/40s/50s/Retirement, Saving & Investing, Women's Money Week
Putting money in the bank always feels satisfying. But how do you decide which bank to put your money in? The first thing to consider when choosing a bank isn’t their rewards program or the quality of their commercials. It’s their fees. Realistically, whatever bank you use is going to charge fees, but you want to keep as much of your money as possible and not give it to the bank. Look at your bank, are you getting robbed of your money little by little?  Researching the type of fees associated with checking or savings accounts will save you money in the long run, because you can choose a bank with the lowest number of fees and avoid triggering circumstances.Overdraft fees are one of the most common bank fees. Putting…
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