Do your best to read every bit of bank paperwork that comes your way, and take responsibility for understanding your account terms. If you don't understand something, or don't like a new fee, don't wait to ask about it.
Even if you are too old to go trick-or-treating, you may find yourself holding a mixed bag this Halloween at your bank. Banks play their share of tricks on customers, but they also hand out some treats.
America has entered a new political era of protest and patriotism in a great and powerful tradition. When winter turns to spring, those who seek to champion the 99 percent are poised to mobilize for the largest protests in the history of America, and the world.
In keeping with the new Durbin-inspired trend of candor and brevity, Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan justified the new fee by saying, "we have the right to make a profit." Translation: I think they need the dough.