Have you noticed that there is a fee for almost everything you do? It’s crazy how we are charged for virtually everything. It cost a quarter to put air in your tires? You pay to park at the hotel? You have to pay a resort fee . . . at a resort??? How about your credit cards – chances are you have an annual fee to have the privilege of using the card even if you pay it back every month. It’s things like this that really frustrate me, because we are “hit up” at every crossroad for something.
Not too long ago I realized that I was again paying for something unnecessarily – my checking account. I can’t tell you how long I was paying for my services to merely possess a checking account. Then I discovered that I could obtain a checking account for free! I was hooked instantly, but let me tell you more.
When I began researching financial institutions that offer online checking (something I was interested in) I discovered the many advantages of a checking account at Truliant Federal Credit Union. There is no minimum balance required to open your free checking account and they haveonline banking and RSVP phone teller (you can access your account 24 hours a day). In addition, you can earn monthly dividends. Truliant checking account also offers Easy Pay bill service, Worldwide ATM access, direct deposit and monthly statements. Based upon credit approval – they offer a VISA debit card and overdraft protection.
Like I said, I was hooked at free, but it really does make a lot of sense because the benefits are remarkable. I was very interested in the online aspect, because in my opinion, checks seem to be going the way of the dinosaur. Don’t get me wrong, I still like to have access to checks and I can with my free checking account at Truliant. A box of checks costs $16.90 and, if you’re like me, it takes you forever to run through a box anyway.
So check out the free checking account that Truliant has and if you’re not a member – it’s so easy to join! Go to http://www.truliantfcu.org/ for more information on the FREE checking – you’ll be glad you did!