MADISON, Wis. (7/15/09)--USA TODAY offered tips Tuesday to consumers who have had enough of excessive bank fees and want to move their accounts to an alternative financial institution such as a credit union--which the newspaper said is a good alternative.
"In this tight-fisted economy, there's no reason to pay more for banking services than necessary--especially when there are so many banks and credit unions vying for your affections," wrote Sandra Block, USA TODAY "Your Money" columnist. "Some community banks and credit unions are offering interest rates of 4% or more on checking accounts if you meet certain requirements, such as using your debit card at least 10 times a month."
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