Mixed response from retailers over credit card settlement

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.

Shoppers may pay fees for using plastic

Jul 10, 2012
Retailers hoping to offset fees they pay to Visa and MasterCard may soon be able to charge shoppers for paying with plastic instead of cash.
Retailers hoping to offset fees they pay to Visa and MasterCard may soon be able to charge shoppers for paying with plastic instead of cash.
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What are high fees costing you?

Jun 19, 2012
A theme of these blog posts is that fees matter when it comes to investment returns.

Latest airline fee: $35 per carry-on?

Jun 1, 2012
Ahead of the summer travel season, some airlines are charging for carry-on bags. Industry expert David Parker Brown is defending the new fee.
A baggage handler loads bags onto a cart at San Francisco International Airport.
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High fees erode retirement savings

May 10, 2012
Fees matter. Financial companies love to talk about compounding returns. But fees compound too.

Credit card trends

Apr 9, 2012
The credit card business is settling down, and no, the sky didn't fall following the Credit Card Act of 2009.

New broker fees could raise costs for investors

Apr 6, 2012
Senior business correspondent reports on brokers charging mutual fund companies higher sales fees.

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Bank of America to test new fees

Mar 1, 2012
The bank is reportedly currently testing different fee models -- including monthly charges of anywhere from $6 to $25. This comes after a pushback last year against a $5 monthly debit card fee.

How about a bi-weekly mortgage payment?

Jan 20, 2012
After refinancing my house with a low-rate, conventional 15-year mortgage, I received an offer to set up bi-weekly or weekly payments. What are the benefits and pitfalls of such a plan? Ron, Richmond Hill, GA

Verizon reversal caps the year of the fee

Dec 30, 2011
2011 goes down in history as the year businesses pushed too far on fees.
2011 goes down in history as the year businesses pushed too far on fees.
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