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How to avoid getting punched by checking account overdraft fees

It's one strategy to take on those pesky overdraft fees.

Complaints continue to mount over the strings of overdraft fees and the mysterious mind-numbing methods that banks use to process transactions and ultimately push some people into incurring even more fees. It's because of overdraft rules that can be all over the map at different financial institutions.

Things are so bad that two Senate Democrats want to ban overdraft fees on debit card transactions and ATM withdrawals. 

Consumers — many of whom are college-age or live on a shaky financial footing  — handed over $11.45 billion in overdraft and other fees in 2017 to the country's biggest banks after checking accounts came up short, according to data released by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

That's up by roughly $10 million from 2016. The FDIC has been collecting and releasing this data from banks that have $1 billion or more in assets since 2015.

CUNA spearheads advocacy training for young professionals

Washington, DC (August 10, 2018) – Credit Union National Association (CUNA) will host their second annual Young Professionals Advocacy Training in September. The all-day program will feature outside speakers, a congressional staff panel and updates from CUNA and League personnel. A variety of topics will be covered including an overview of CUNA’s political program, the role credit union professionals play in advocacy, hill visit preparation and networking opportunities.  

“Young professionals are the future of the credit union movement and we need to stress the importance of advocacy now. The success we saw last year with the program inspired us to expand this year’s offering, and we look forward to welcoming young credit union professionals,” said Richard Gose, CUNA chief political officer. “The program is designed to teach attendees the benefits of advocacy, how to build strong relationships with their members of Congress, and best practices in district and Hill meetings.”  

What kind of drug test does Premier America Credit Union use?

Pee in a bottle test.