Do you remember your first bank account? Mine was when I was 8 years old. My parents gave me an allowance but I had to put $5 away each week into a savings account. This was back in the 60’s and, at the time, it was a local bank. frankieleon via Compfight Times have changed […]

I’ve had free checking since 2004 for both my personal and business accounts. That happened when I left the big bank, which for me was HSBC, and went to a smaller bank, which at the time was called Charter One. Then we hit the banking crisis and the federal government got into the mix, and […]

Actually, it’s just a bit longer than a month. By August 15th, consumers are supposed to make a decision with their bank accounts as to whether they want overdraft protection or not. It’s something I originally wrote about in February, but since we’re close to the date I felt it was a good time to […]