ATMs

Avoid High ATM Fees

Filed in ATMs, Banking, Fees by on October 6, 2014 0 Comments
Avoid High ATM Fees

It’s not difficult to avoid high ATM fees. According to Bankrate.com’s annual checking survey, the average fee for using your non-bank ATM is now $4.35. What?! Yes, $4.35. Here’s the breakdown: $2.77 charged by the owner of the ATM (when its not your bank’s ATM) $1.58 charged by your bank (for “cheating on them” with […]

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How to avoid ATM fees

Filed in ATMs, Banking by on April 17, 2013 0 Comments
How to avoid ATM fees

This little primer on how to avoid ATM fees will save you money. ATM fees are crappy because they’re so unnecessary. With a little forethought, you can avoid them. Big banks make big coin off their customers’ use of ATMs – especially when you use someone else’s ATM (also known as a “foreign ATM” – see the picture […]

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More Credit Unions vs. Banks

More Credit Unions vs. Banks

After reading an article on the differences, pros and cons of credit unions vs. banks, I got to thinking (as I do) about how these comparisons are highly generalized. The gist of the article (you can read it here but it’s a total snoozer) was that credit unions generally beat out banks with higher interest rates on […]

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Avoid these common debit card PINs

Filed in ATMs, Security by on January 31, 2013 0 Comments
Avoid these common debit card PINs

You should avoid these common debit card PINs. A recent study by a former rocket scientist (yes – an actual rocket scientist; times must be slow in the rocket biz) revealed that nearly 30% of ATM and Debit Card PINs use the exact same 20 passwords. He equates this to a one in five chance […]

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