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  •  Great tips. Thank you. (6+ / 0-)

    I'm currently searching CU's with open membership in my area, and am finding that though there are ATM's (w/deposit) close by, the nearest offices are 30-40 miles north. Considering that I haven't had to deal with a BoA teller in years, an out-of-county CU would still be a better option.

    WRT membership in charitable organizations, I am going to see if there is a similar "go-around" with the CU in my neighborhood. Given that ditching BoA is the first and foremost goal, it would be nice to deal with a financial establishment that actually does serve my community.

    "Should we continue to spend billions to subsidize foreign military dictatorships, or should we concentrate on taking better care of the ones we have back home?" -- Pat Paulsen (1968 campaign)

    by bsmechanic on Thu Oct 06, 2011 at 01:23:23 PM PDT

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    •  My credit union (1+ / 0-)
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      refunds ATM fees, up to $1.50 per transaction, up to 10 transactions per month. Local BofA ATMs charge $3.00 for non-BofA cards (bastids). The ATM at the discount gas station only charges $1.50 so I usually go there, or use the 'cash back' feature when shopping to get pocket money.

      I recently discovered an ATM at a 7/11 (unfortunately not nearby) that didn't charge me anything! It was a CITI ATM (another set of bastids) so I'm thinking they might have an agreement with my credit union to not charge.

      So you may be leaving the ubiquitous BofA cash machines, but it's not a complete ATM desert out there.

      "The problems of incompetent, corrupt, corporatist government are incompetence, corruption and corporatism, not government." Jerome a Paris

      by Orinoco on Thu Oct 06, 2011 at 04:58:33 PM PDT

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