Today was just one of those days where I was out and about trying to get bills taken care of. One of the stops I had to make was to our local back to update our checking account. Since my marriage and new job, I had yet to update my married name until today.
Now that it's been taken care of, it's a sigh of relief. Our checking account is very important since it allows me to transfer money earned from my freelance writing into our bank account.
It's also great to have the freedom to be able to use our checking card instead of writing a check at the store!
If you're bank doesn't offer what you need from a bank, you might consider checking with Wamu's checking accounts service. There are no monthly service fees and it only costs $1 to open a free checking account. They also offer free ATM withdrawals both foreign and statewide. How cool is that?
Worried about Identity Theft? No problem. With a free checking account through Wamu, they offer free identity Theft Services as well. I don't know of any banks that do that.
On a side note, Wamu also offers loans and savings accounts. I had a loan with Wamu years ago and never had any problems with them whatsoever. So, yes.. They are definitely worth checking out in my opinion.