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This 'Minor' Airline Fee Is A Major Hassle

Christopher Elliott | Posted 09.11.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Airline junk fees come in all shapes and sizes, but this one may rank among the most bizarre. It comes to us by way of Andrea Hogan, who recently ...

Hey, Travelers, Don't Change Your Mind (Or This Could Happen)

Christopher Elliott | Posted 10.21.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Most airline tickets are nonrefundable and require a hefty change fee plus any fare differential. And many hotel rooms are totally nonrefundable and nonchangeable, so you could lose the entire value of your room. So, why doesn't it work the other way around?

Caught by the Fine Print, But Whose Fault Is It?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 02.01.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Who is responsible when we get stuck with a worthless voucher? The company -- or the customer? I'm not fond of the term "the customer is always right," but in this particular case, it's a fitting phrase.

How 'Bout a Refund For That Airline Fee?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 07.12.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Airlines don't like to return your money, even when they're required to by law. The fix? We need to incentivize airlines to repay us quickly by tightening refund rules and adding harsh penalties for pocketing our money.

Travelers, Get Ready to Choke Down Even More Fees

Christopher Elliott | Posted 07.17.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Is a small surcharge on your fast-food bill a reasonable thing?

Investing Costs That Will Devour Your Returns (And How to Avoid Them)

Jon Stein | Posted 08.28.2012 | Money
Jon Stein

What's a reasonable fee to pay for investing your own money? The answer: Much less than what you're probably paying for your 401(k) -- and the worst bit is you might not even realize it.

When You Don't Have To Pay Your Mortgage

Peter G. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter G. Miller

If you've been getting strange calls from your mortgage lender demanding payment, don't be so quick to reach for your checkbook -- such calls could be...

Hulu May Start Charging for Access to Shows : MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer January 22, 2010

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Hulu is considering charging users for access to popular shows. While the joint venture between NBC, Fox and Disney has grown to popularity by allow...