Based on the tables of fees, above, if Sharon chooses First State Bank, will it save her money over choosing Common Bank? The answer is a. No, Common Bank will save Sharon more money. Because there is no monthly fee for the Common bank and it has cheaper fees compared to the First State Bank.
Sharon wants to open a checking account from which to pay bills. She wants online services, and a debit card, which both banks provide for free. Based upon past experience, she expects to accidentally overdraft the account 1 time per year, due to unexpected charges and miscommunications. She expects no 2nd copies of statements, and to use network ATMs 4 times per month with either bank. She has $3300 in an emergency savings account at First State Bank, and thinks that the balance will be enough to cover overdrafts in the future if automatic transfers are made when needed. Based on the tables of fees, above, if Sharon chooses First State Bank, will it save her money over choosing Common Bank? a. No, Common Bank will save Sharon more money. b. Yes, First State Bank will save Sharon money. c. No, First State Bank and Common Bank would have the same costs for Sharon. d. No, costs cannot be estimated in advance, so this information cannot be used.