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Bank Fees

1 In 3 Feels Scammed By Big Banks

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 03.13.2015 | Business

Do you feel like you're getting ripped off by your bank? You're not alone.

Avoid a Minimum Balance Fee at Your Bank With These Simple Tips

MyBankTracker | Posted 03.02.2015 | Money

Free checking is becoming a thing of the past and trying to get around the different fees banks charge these days is like navigating a financial obstacle course. One of the most annoying bank fees to contend with is the minimum balance fee.

Have You Been the Victim of These 6 Tricky Bank Fees?

GOBankingRates | Posted 02.14.2015 | Money
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Americans have to be pretty balletic to avoid bank fees these days. Less than a third of all bank accounts come attached with no fees at all, while expenses are rising on accounts that do.

10 Smart Ways to Avoid Checking Account Fees for Good

MyBankTracker | Posted 01.25.2015 | Money

From ATM fees to monthly maintenance fees to the infamous and expensive overdraft fee, these fees can add up if you're not careful. Last year, they paid out $32.5 billion in bank charges and penalties.

5 Banking Fees That Are Actually Worth Paying

GOBankingRates | Posted 12.09.2014 | Money

Not all fees are created equal. Not all fees are bad, either. First weigh the pros and cons and jot down a cost analysis to see if the expense is worth the reward. With careful consideration and budgeting of fees, you can find a way to pay your way to a better financial life.

Pinch Back at Bank Fees

Terry Savage | Posted 11.30.2014 | Money
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Terry Savage

Paying a lot of small fees adds up to big profits for banks -- and big costs for you. They make your money disappear as quickly as a grande non-fat latte. And you don't even get a moment's pleasure from the money spent!

The One Very Expensive Mistake You're Making At The ATM

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business

We know the feeling: It's 6 p.m. and you and your coworkers are out for some beers. When you get to the cash-only bar, you realize you're all out of m...

Having A Bank Account Really Is Getting More Expensive

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.29.2014 | Business

Banks fees are getting worse. The availability of free checking accounts dropped to record low levels in the first half of the year, according to a...

What Do Banks Have to Hide From CFPB's Efforts to 'Make the Market for Credit Work Better'?

Ed Mierzwinski | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Ed Mierzwinski

This month, two different but powerful Wall Street bank lobbies launched self-serving attacks on the Consumer Financial Protections Bureau's most recent efforts to make banking markets more transparent. What do the banks have to hide?

One Reason You Should Maybe Switch To MasterCard

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business

* Cards issued in U.S. to have identity theft resolution assistance * Zero-liability coverage extension to take effect in Oct (Add...

Are Prepaid Cards Making Checking Accounts Obsolete?

Curtis Arnold | Posted 07.13.2014 | Business
Curtis Arnold

Importantly, prepaid debit cards themselves are improving. Long the last resort of people who couldn't obtain bank accounts or credit cards - the so-called "unbanked" - prepaid debit cards were layered with outrageous fees.

Which Fees Cost You the Most? | Posted 06.22.2014 | Money

Vendors use the bait-and-switch tactic of hidden fees because the deeper you get in the purchasing process, the more incentives you have to complete it.

12 Travel Pet Peeves

William D. Chalmers | Posted 04.22.2014 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

Although we may be more PC about it and a tad more tolerant of the vicissitudes of travel that are out of our control, we still grumble, cap and whine about the things we really hate about traveling.

4 Fees That Are Always Worth Paying

MyBankTracker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Money

Paying additional fees for a credit card or bank account might not sound smart, but it can sometimes prove rewarding. Forking out money for fees is something to consider before you overlook places you could be saving.

Protect Student Consumers on Campus

Ethan Senack | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Ethan Senack

In recent years, we've seen a major spike in deals that allow financial service providers to disburse federal financial aid to students through products like debit cards. These deals, which have raised serious concerns from consumer advocates, were shown to have significant risks for students.

Let's Just Rename It 'Labor Exploitation Day'

Martha Burk | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

Our workers have suffered mightily in the last few years. The $7.25 minimum wage hasn't been raised since 2009. And thanks to the latest corporate cheap trick, even that paltry sum has been further eroded.

5 Reasons Why It Pays to Be Best Friends With Your Bank

Casey Bond | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business
Casey Bond

Just like a relationship between two people implies an expectation they'll receive a higher level of trust and priority in each other's lives (in theory, anyway), committing to a single bank can provide many of the same benefits.

Better Banking Through Transparency: How Communities and Consumers Can Monitor and Grade Bank Practices

Ray Brescia | Posted 09.10.2013 | Business
Ray Brescia

Communities across the country can easily utilize a CIRC system for assessing the banks that serve them.

10 Common Credit Card Complaints | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business

By Jason Steele Credit cards are not terribly complex products, but they can be terribly misunderstood. Although many cardholders are satisfied with ...

Low-Wage Workers Hit Hard By Payroll Card Fees

The New York Times | Posted 06.30.2013 | Business

A growing number of American workers are confronting a frustrating predicament on payday: to get their wages, they must first pay a fee....

Catherine New

Bank Fees Are Bad For The Economy | Catherine New | Posted 02.21.2013 | Business

Bank fees are not just bad for consumers, they're bad for the economy. A growing number of Americans are unable to afford a bank account -- a situ...

Why 'No Late Fees' Isn't an Excuse to Pay Late | Posted 04.06.2013 | Business

By Jason Steele When Discover introduced their latest product, the Discover it card, the company highlighted the fact that there was no late fee for ...

Big Changes In Store For Social Security

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business

Your Social Security check will no longer come via snail mail starting March 1. In less than two months, the government will stop sending paper ch...

Bank Won't Pay $203 Million To Customers

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2013 | Business

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 26 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court vacated an injunction and a $203 million restitut...

8 Smart Uses for a Year-End Bonus

Richard Barrington | Posted 12.19.2012 | Money
Richard Barrington

If you just received a year-end bonus, congratulations. With money tight and the economy uncertain, those extra dollars can be hard to come by. Now, how do you use that hard-earned bonus wisely? Here are eight suggestions.