Quote Originally Posted by technomage1 View Post
Well, you also have the ability to check cash and a local source of funds, which comes in handy at times. Say your wallet/purse got stolen. No credit cards, a wait for them to arrive - no cash and no bank willing to cash your out of town check without a whopper of a fee. I always have a local account just for emergency funds.
I also have a NC State Employee account I used when I was working in Afghanistan. But when I got back to the USA and moved out here to Cali there are no branches out here. So I opened up a Wells Fargo account. I know they suck, but I haven't had a problem with them yet. The big plus is that the local branch is literally 2 blocks down or .2 for those that live in the country.