A few dollars here, a few more there. Fees may not seem like a big deal when you look at them individually, but the amount of money you spend to use everything from your bank accounts to your credit cards can have a big impact on your bottom line. We look at fees from around your financial world to help you avoid added charges and save big.
Oct 03, 2016 | Meghan Alard
A new credit card offers big rewards in exchange for a whopping $450 annual fee. We explain how to weigh the benefits of a credit card versus its cost.
Sep 07, 2016 | Meghan Alard
Credit card convenience fees aren’t the only problem that comes with paying college tuition by credit card. Interest charges put you at high risk.
Credit Cards, Student Debt, Young Consumers
Aug 29, 2016 | Meghan Alard
The new 2017 structure for installment agreement fees offers serious incentives to set up IAs and make payments online in the form of lower fees.
Jun 08, 2016 | Meghan Alard
If you don’t fully understand credit card rewards and fees before you apply for a new card, you could be using credit inefficiently and losing money.
Jun 06, 2016 | Meghan Alard
Chase banking customers should take note that the company is changing its policy that allows a credit card to be used for account overdraft protection.
Banking, Credit Cards
May 16, 2016 | Meghan Alard
Multiple automated payment requests in a day can drive up overdraft fees on a payday loan. Know what you’re getting into before you borrow for a quick fix.
Banking, Debt Advice
Apr 07, 2016 | Meghan Alard
Convenience fees and high interest charge make paying tax debt to the IRS more expensive and not worth the benefits even with a rewards credit card.
Feb 24, 2016 | Meghan Alard
Paying child support by credit card may be convenient, but added convenience fees and high interest charges for cash advances could hurt your budget.
Credit Cards, Family
Dec 16, 2015 | Michael Koretzky
Many Americans find benefits in splitting their money between two banks in order to maximize the financial benefits they receive from their accounts.
Apr 22, 2015 | Meghan Alard
Louisville Corrections Department in Kentucky is considering hiring a private collection agency to collect booking fees that prisoners owe to the jail.