Chanelle Bessette is a personal finance writer at NerdWallet covering banking. She previously worked at Fortune, Forbes and the Reno Gazette-Journal. She is also a spokesperson for the banking team, and her expertise has appeared in The New York Times, Vox and Apartment Therapy.
- Education: B.A. in journalism from University of Nevada, Reno, B.A. in English from University of Nevada, Reno
- Previous experience: Fortune, Forbes, Reno Gazette-Journal
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If you've bounced a check, ask your bank if it can waive any fees you've incurred, and get overdraft protection.
How to Cash a Check Without a Bank Account
Consider cashing your check at the bank where it was issued, at a retailer or onto a prepaid debit card
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