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Money Lessons From Mom

As Mother's Day approaches, the author remembers the lessons his mother taught about saving money and living well.

Is Online Banking Right for You?

Online banking may be a growing trend, but that doesn't mean it's right for everyone. Here are the pros and cons of keeping your cash in a traditional versus online bank.

New Credit Card 'Checkout Fee' Arrives This Weekend

This Sunday marks the first day that consumers could start paying an extra fee just for using their credit card to make purchases. But don't panic: It's unlikely to kick in right away, especially at the biggest retailers.

Banks Drop Fees for Hurricane Sandy Victims

With much of the northeastern United States either hunkered down for Hurricane Sandy or evacuating to higher ground, two of the nation's largest banks have given consumers breaks on fees until the storm passes.

The 4 Most Expensive Travel Mistakes You Can Make

You may not want to think about it while you're on vacation, but every dollar you spend on your trip counts. However, if you avoid these four costly travel mistakes, you'll be able to splurge on the souvenirs.

Money Guru Suze Orman Pushes Her Brand of Plastic

Suze Orman is trying to succeed where the Kardashians failed. The host of the popular TV money show is offering a new prepaid card that works much the same way as a debit card. Her goal: Offer a credit card alternative that doesn't charge you an arm and a leg.

The Latest Credit Card Trap: No Limits, Just 'Access'

Now that consumer protection laws have pushed back against some of the methods banks devised to make excessive profits at your expense, the financial institutions are trying new techniques. Here's one that at first glance seems like a benefit: Taking away your credit limit.