Stacey Vanek Smith
Jan 28, 2013 Retailers can now openly charge shoppers more for using credit cards. In fact, they’ve stealthily been passing those 1 to 4 percent fees on to consumers.
Jan 11, 2013 Journalist David Cay Johnston, author of "The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use 'Plain English' To Rob You Blind," exposes how Americans are being nickle and dimed by little fees and surcharges on bills for everyday services.
Jan 4, 2013 Planning your next freelancing gig? Before you settle on a rate, take a look at these fee-setting strategies.
Dec 5, 2012 Video service aims to explain to customers where their money is going.
Dec 3, 2012 After reversing a plan last year to charge a monthly fee for debit cards, Bank of America reportedly is delaying new checking account fees.
Sep 24, 2012 Banks are spreading the pain of fees to a wider swath of clients, according to a Bankrate study. Free checking is a dwindling option.
Aug 17, 2012 Credit unions used to be a banking oasis free from fees. But slowly, credit unions are starting to charge for checking accounts and raising minimums to avoid fees.
Jul 16, 2012 This morning we've been looking at the impact of the largest antitrust class action settlement in U.S. history. The major credit card companies as well as the big banks have agreed to pay more than $7 billion to retailers for alleged collusion of credit card fees.
Jul 16, 2012 Major credit card companies -- Visa and Mastercard -- as well as big banks have agreed to pay more than $7 billion to retailers to compensate for alleged price fixing of credit card fees. Some retailers think the settlement does not go far enough to protect retailers and consumers.