The following are a few ways to lessen your bank fees:
- Look into what is necessary to get free checking and free ATM usage and do it. This is typically done by having a minimum balance and only using your bank's ATMs. Another thought is joining a credit union instead of a bank as they generally charge less for banking services.
- Investigate how to invest in higher interest accounts. Determine how much money you would need in case of an emergency and roughly six month's worth of expenses and keep that amount in your savings. Take the rest of your money and make it work for you.
- Don't order checks through your bank. Generally speaking, check printers charge less than the printers employed by the bank.