Reasons why you may want to close a bank account or two

Now that many major banks are getting rid of free checking accounts, it may be a good time to assess just how many banks accounts you have -- and how much they may be costing you.

There's even a slight chance you might have more accounts than you realize. CESI Debt Solutions recently conducted a survey (so new that the survey isn't online yet) that found that 15% of married couples will admit they have a bank account that their spouse doesn't know about.

These days when it comes to bank accounts, less may be more. Here are several reasons why: