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Your Wallet: Reading the fine print

Jun 30, 2014
We're looking for stories when the fine print tripped you up.
Posted In: fine print, Personal Finance, contracts, fees

Affording the friendly skies: Avoiding airline fees

Feb 21, 2014
Booking your next vacation means dealing with airlines ... and their fees. After you spend a pretty penny on the ticket, there are all sorts of charges for extra comforts like an in-flight snack, a few extra inches of legroom ... you name it!
Posted In: Airlines, fees, airline fees, Travel

A tax by any other name? A fee

Dec 5, 2013
A deal to avoid another government shutdown seems to be coalescing around increasing revenues -- but not taxes.
Posted In: fees, Taxes, budget

Airline fees reach for the sky

Sep 12, 2013
Fees airlines charge for things like blankets and extra bags were up 20 percent last year from the year before. But a dollar doled out for a sandwich isn't always the same as the buck you spend on your seat.
Posted In: Airlines, fees

Retailers score as judge rules debit card fees are too high

Aug 1, 2013
A judge has ruled the fees banks have been charging retailers for each and every debit-card transaction are too high.
Posted In: debit cards, fees, Retail

Government spends $890,000 on fees for empty bank accounts

Apr 25, 2013
Sequester that, right?
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Get ready for new credit card fees -- or not

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.
Posted In: Credit Cards, fees

What's in the fine print? A spotlight on bill surcharges

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.
Posted In: bills, fees

Five fee-setting strategies for freelancers

Jan 2, 2013
Planning your next freelancing gig? Before you settle on a rate, take a look at these fee-setting strategies.
Posted In: freelance, fees

Bank of America backs off fees, again

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.
Posted In: Bank of America, checking account, fees

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