How to Slay New Checking Account Fees
(CNNMoney) — It’s like Night of the Living Dead: Every time the feds kill off a set of fees, they come back to life — just in slightly different forms. Chase said that on Feb. 8 it will be enrolling new customers in a new Total Checking account and charging them a $12 monthly maintenance fee. Similarly, Bank of America announced that by the end of the year it would restructure its checking accounts and implement new monthly fees, ranging from $8.95 to $25. And unless you analyze its four new checking offerings carefully to find the one that best fits your spending habits, you could end up paying anywhere between $100 and $300 extra in fees per year.