Getting a paper statement
Getting a paper statement
Not comfortable with online banking? Get over it. Many banks are now charging to send old-fashioned paper statements.

You'll pay an extra dollar a month to get paper statements when you bank with TD Bank. Customers who enroll in online banking are given a $1 discount on the monthly maintenance fees attached to their checking account.

U.S. Bank charges customers who opt for paper statements up to $2 a month on some checking accounts.

And with so many people preferring to bank online these days anyway, McBride said computer-savvy customers should make sure to opt in to electronic statements to avoid the extra fees.

"It's kind of like the difference between getting an e-ticket or having a paper ticket mailed to you for air travel," said McBride. "If you reduce the cost for them to mail you paper, they'll reduce the cost for you."

Last updated June 16 2011: 10:54 AM ET
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