Your Wallet: Crazy transaction fees

May 15, 2015
We dug into your hidden fees with consumer columnist David Lazarus.
Posted In: fees, transaction, receipts

In dry California, using price to police water use

Oct 16, 2014
California cities don't like the word "rationing," but "pricing" can serve the same purpose.
Posted In: water use, California drought 2014, fees

Hotels jack up fees... and consumers continue to pay

Sep 4, 2014
As long as we keep coming back for the cheap rooms, fees won’t be going anywhere.
Posted In: hotels, hotel minibars, fees

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?
Posted In: fees

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