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Transaction "infraction"

Nov 21, 2011
Be careful with your debit card this holiday season. Of course, that holds for the rest of the year. Still, it's all too easy during the hectic holiday season to overdraw your account online and at the mall. You could end up paying steep fees.
Posted In: pew, banking, fees

A Simple way to bank

Nov 17, 2011
The new website Simple wants to consolidate all your financial products -- like checking and savings accounts, CDs -- to help you avoid fees and maximize interest rates for savings.
Posted In: banking

Go ahead, switch

Nov 3, 2011
Question: Someone on our show once said that closing your account would lower your credit rating. With the Occupy movement asking people to move...
Posted In: banking, Getting Personal

Shopping for a new bank or credit union

Aug 16, 2011
Question: I live in western NY, where HSBC just announced that most of its branches are closing. Our accounts will be transferred to First Niagara...
Posted In: banking

When out-of-network ATM fees just don't matter

Jun 30, 2011
So this might be jealousy talking, but nothing makes paying ATM fees worse than seeing how little those few bucks matter to some people. In East...
Posted In: ATM, banking, Hampton, picture this

Playing the high interest checking account shuffle

Mar 31, 2011
Question: I have about $7000 that is currently at the end of its 15 month Certificate of Deposit life. It was earning what I thought was a paltry 2...
Posted In: banking

Study: More consumers are switching banks

Mar 1, 2011
Switch banks lately?...
Posted In: bank reform, banking, fees

Swiss freeze potential Mubarak assets

Feb 11, 2011
A spokesman from the Swiss foreign ministry confirmed the ministry has frozen assets that may belong to now-former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak...
Posted In: banking, Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, protests, Swiss, Switzerland

On the Air: Postcards from Main Street

Nov 17, 2010
I figure there are two distinct ways to learn about the economy of the future. One way is to take a visit to Wall Street: either the actual stre...
Posted In: banking, bremer bank, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, picture this

Good riddance to bank

Nov 10, 2010
Question: My wife and I recently moved back to the city after several years in farm country. This was primarily a financial decision, she took a...
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