Experts discuss how to avoid hidden fees in your bills.
Experts discuss how to avoid hidden fees in your bills.
Next year, most big employers will owe $63 for every employee they insure, with the money going into a $25 billion fund -- and they're not happy about it.
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.
Depending on the type of gift card you buy, you could end up paying $25 or more in purchase and shipping fees -- and that's before the maintenance fees kick in.
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.
Here are six ways to grow your retirement account in the remaining months of 2012.
Wal-Mart and American Express said Monday that Bluebird, which began during a pilot program late last year, will have no minimum balance and no monthly, annual or overdraft fees.
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.
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.
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.
The Occupy Wall Street crowd has plenty of reasons to complain about how the big financial institutions treat Main Street America. But you'll be shocked to find out how poorly the masters of the investment world treat their richest clients. Multimillionaire and ex-CEO Al Checchi pulls back the curtain.
This week brought a bit of good news for some troubled homeowners in the form of two separate settlement activities. The FTC has begun mailing refund checks to 450,000 Countrywide customers, and Wells Fargo reached an $85 million settlement with the Fed that will provide relief to up to 10,000 customers.
Bruce Watson recently took a look at the rising cost of private high school tuition. Can you bank on getting a strong return on investment from sending your teen to one? Depends on how you measure.
As public school students head home for the summer, it's time for their parents to start worrying about how they're going to pay for next year. Pay?...
Mirror investing lets you link your investment account to someone else's: When they make a trade, you automatically trade too. It guarantees that the person guiding you has skin in the game, but is it really wise to put your investment decisions in the hands of a stranger?
In the past year, millions of Americans have significantly cut their use of credit cards in an effort to take control of their financial lives. But some people are taking an even more radical step -- going cold turkey on plastic and paying for everything with good old-fashioned cash and checks.
In today's tough economy, a college degree is even more necessary -- though it's no guarantee of a job. But with tuition too high and still rising fast, what's a frugal student to do? Try getting a deep discount on your degree with the help of the local community college.
The United-Continental merger was supposed to bring together the best of both carriers, but it doesn't always work that way. Continental is following United's lead and eliminating its free pretzels. But there are still a few options for flyers seeking free munchies -- and some of them are mighty tasty.
It's bad enough that air fares and extra fees have been rising as fast as a plane taking off -- now, travelers must wonder if aircraft have been properly inspected. Are the costs, pains and risks of flying reaching the point where frequent fliers should reconsider their transportation choices?
Those "standard" agreements big businesses like to impose on small clients are one-sided deals intended to protect their interests while reducing or eliminating your legal rights altogether. Before you sign on the dotted line, consider this cautionary example.
Back in December, we told you how the Federal Reserve paved the way for sweeping changes -- and likely reductions -- to the fees merchants pay banks...
Of all the industries that have achieved record profits recently, none have posted more remarkable results than the airline industry. For the first time in a decade, the industry is on a glide path to profitability -- but it's getting there by squeezing its customers.
These days, it seems as if everyone's trying to squeeze every penny out of us. From banks to colleges, American consumers are being nickeled and...
Hertz has agreed to refund customers the fees charged for its Plate Pass road-toll service on days it wasn't used, says Florida's attorney...
It's not a stretch to say that, for many college students, the best moments of their university years rage by in a blur of tailgaters and giant foam...
If you or your college-bound kid wants to attend Sarah Lawrence, Wesleyan, Columbia or another prestigious private university, prepare for some...
Free checking is getting harder to come by at some of the nation's biggest banks. Recent regulatory changes have forced banks to be more upfront...
Mutual fund powerhouse Vanguard reduced the cost of investing for 2 million of its clients on Wednesday by lowering the minimum investment requirements for its low-cost Admiral Shares.
Are companies getting meaner? In a word, yes. While I don't have any scientific proof (just a growing pile of anecdotal evidence), it does appear as...
Since airlines began adding on fees faster than passengers, we've wondered how long it would take consumers to revolt against carry-on fees. The...