If you’re like me, adding up that occasional $5 here and $10 there can be frightening. If we take a close look at where our money is going we can probably find areas where we are buying things we don’t really need or paying for something that we can get for free.
Free Checking and ATM Options
One of the most common areas where we waste the most money is…banking, specifically checking accounts and ATM fees. You should never have to pay for a checking account AND you should never be subjected to hidden and surprise fees. You should also not have to pay to get your cash out of an ATM. If you are paying ATM surcharges, check with your bank or credit union to see what “surcharge free” options they have for you.
You’ll be surprised at how fast the savings will add up.