When I was in college back in the day, I used to look forward to that special card or letter from home that had a five or ten dollar bill folded neatly inside. Those were the days when five or ten dollars were really worth something, not like today when a five will get you one gallon of gas (if you're lucky). Anyway, times have really changed, haven't they?
Today, college students have their own credit cards, debit cards, and checking accounts. They even have college loans in their name, but that's a different story. Today, we're going to talk about the best strategies for selecting a checking account. Debit cards are linked to checking accounts and, of course there's current news about legislation to control those nasty fees that banks love to attach to everything, especially debit cards. But for now, let's take a look at checking accounts.