3 easy ways to avoid bank fees (because you can’t afford them)

You’ve got about a million books and a ton of food to buy. We get it. Money is tight when you’re a student. So why are you spending even a penny on monthly bank account fees? Just make sure you stay under your 25 transactions limit. Luckily, with the TD Student Chequing Account you don’t pay a monthly fee (as long as you stay within your 25 transactions limit), but there are still a few things you should know to keep more of your money in your pocket.

Get money where you get groceries

Consider getting your cheddar*, where you get your cheese. Because when you pay with your debit card at some stores, the cashier may ask if you want “cash back”? That’s your opportunity to add more money to your purchase, so you can get the cash you need from your bank account, and avoid paying ATM fees. Make sure to take into account that each time you get cash back, it counts towards your 25 transaction limit.

Become a creature of habit

Sometimes it’s best to be predictable. If you’re out and need some money, don’t head to the nearest cash machine. Instead, if you’re a TD customer, find the closest TD ATM and avoid paying ATM fees to get YOUR money. BUT remember not to go over your 25 transactions limit!

Get more to pay less

With many bank accounts, you have a limit to the number of transactions you can make before you get charged extra fees. So if you find you’re getting close to, or going over your transaction limit, try taking out more cash at a time, so you won’t have to make as many withdrawals – and limit the fees.

One of the perks of being a student is getting discounts. TD has a specially designed TD Student Chequing Account, that gives you 25 free transactions per month and no monthly fee!

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