Your Money: Mar. 29, 1999

PRICE CHECK Not long ago, banks were raising fees for checking-account customers who kept small balances. Is the tide turning? Citibank just slashed monthly charges on its EZ accounts to $7.50, from as high as $25 in some states. Nationally, fees average $9.50, according to Bank Rate Monitor. Washington Mutual, based in Seattle (800-756-8000), offers one of the best free-checking deals. For low-price offers check out community banks and credit unions.

SMOOTH SAILING Fidelity's Magellan fund was supposed to have become too big to manage. But after stumbling for a couple of years, the nation's largest mutual fund is reasserting...

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