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Last week’s poll asking what your favorite radio station happened to be raised our best response yet beating out the old record by nearly 30 votes while picking up 50 comments. Not bad. What surprised me the most was the fact that “Other” beat out 89.3. Being that I listed every radio station worth listening to and even a couple that aren’t, the only ones left were really country (which isn’t music heh and other stuff that, well, sucks ;-))
This week’s poll comes after news that TCF will end it’s “totally free checking” (KARE, WCCO, StarTribune). When I first moved to MN my coworkers suggested that I use TCF and not knowing any better I did. While the checking is totally free, you get short changed on everything else–especially online banking. Their free online banking was awful and their $3/month online banking was still behind what all other banks offered for nothing. When we got married my wife and I consolidated into US Bank and have been there since.
US Bank is free, their online banking is pretty decent, and I haven’t had too many problems with them. While I don’t think any bank is perfect, they’re far better than TCF ever was. We just recently opened some accounts at US Federal Credit Union too–diversifying you know ;-)
- Wells Fargo (36.0%, 34 Votes)
- US Bank (23.0%, 22 Votes)
- Credit Union (16.0%, 15 Votes)
- TCF (10.0%, 9 Votes)
- Other (10.0%, 9 Votes)
- Mattress (4.0%, 4 Votes)
- Bremer (1.0%, 1 Votes)
- Anchor (0.0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 94
Anyway, the question of the week is which bank do you use and why? Do you still use TCF and what do you think about their online banking? Did you even realize that it’s the worst one available? Do you worry that all banks will now get rid of free checking and start charging ridiculous fees so they can fund their unnecessary sponsorships of college football stadiums? Whatever you have to say about your banking choices go ahead and comment on and then feel free to check out our expired polls in the archive or read through the previous posts about polls here.