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So these accounts aren't free, either - it's just a different cost. And that doesn't even count the potential cost of debit card fraud for accounts that force you to use a debit card to transact each month, since debit cards have less consumer protection enforced by law than credit cards do.

Good point!

I'm resolved on CD's. My financial advisor is telling me to go into mutual funds... I've never been a fan of mutual funds except for retirement, even then I'd rather manage it myself or use an ETF. (Just some random information on what other folks are saying, I think the financial advisor is just trying to tell me what he thinks I want to hear).

Thanks for all the Foolish advice!

Best regards,

The Donkey
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