Banks have done everything they can to recover their big losses from the financial crisis, and fee income
has been front and center in their strategy. Between overdraft fees of $30 or more, ATM fees as high as $5, and myriad other nickel-and-dime charges, bank fees can turn into a massive cash drain. With many banks offering features like extensive ATM networks, ATM fee reimbursement, and low-cost overdraft protection, there's no need to spend a fortune just to have a checking account.
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