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Date:      Fri, 29 Jun 2001 03:00:30 -0700
From:      Alex Zepeda <jazepeda@pacbell.net>
To:        "G. Adam Stanislav" <adam@whizkidtech.net>
Cc:        freebsd-chat@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: US checking accounts for non-US residents
Message-ID:  <20010629030030.A67737@zippy.mybox.zip>
In-Reply-To: <"from adam"@whizkidtech.net>
References:  <3.0.6.32.20010627004842.008dadc0@mail85.pair.com> <3.0.6.32.20010627145956.00ab4e30@mail85.pair.com>

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On Wed, Jun 27, 2001 at 02:59:56PM -0500, G. Adam Stanislav wrote:

> Most banks, even in the US, do have monthly minimums and charge you
> "account maintenance fees" if you go below that. That is the fee I
> object to, and refuse to open an account in a bank that has one.

Yup, most banks do charge a monthly service fee.  However, I've found that
Bank of America has an account that works pretty well for me.  No minimum
balance, free ATM, etc.  No monthly fee *if* I direct deposit something
within that statement period.  However they'll hit me up for money if I
visit a live person.

There are probably all sorts of evils with direct deposit, but as long as
I'm working, this becomes essentially an account with no monthly fee.

- alex

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