Articles tagged in fees


Anatomy of a Cell Phone Bill – with FCC Tips!

Stan Reybern

Your monthly cell phone bill can be full of confusing fees and overage charges. Luckily, the FCC is working to put an end to “bill shock” by forcing wireless companies to be more transparent about their charges. Here are some common ones that you might come across and tips from the FCC to help you avoid them! click to enlarge

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10 Fees You Shouldn’t Be Paying For

Samantha Eckles

Losing track of your finances through the adventurous summer? Here’s a friendly reminder of fees you just shouldn’t pay for.

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Viva La Resistance! Fighting credit cards’ foreign transaction fees

Alex Gutow

With summer in full swing and the dollar getting stronger, many of you may be looking at travelling internationally in the coming months.

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New Credit Card Rules: No More Late Fees Over $25

Jonathan Rivers

In another move to curb credit card companies’ fee-o-rama, effective August 22, 2010, consumers will no longer have to deal with late fees exceeding over $25.

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The Hidden Costs and Expenses of Travel

Stan Reybern

Most trips tend to center around a large, obvious expense (like a resort, hotel or theme park) which overshadows the ancillary costs incurred along the way.

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1.5 Trillion Text Messages Sent in the United States in 2009

Erik Chang

Get this. During 2009, more than 1.5 trillion text messages — that’s with a t — were sent on wireless carriers’ networks.

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3 Ways to Prepare for the CARD Act

Angelica Nierras

On February 22, 2010, the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act, better known as CARD, will go into effect and consumers can start breathing a little easier as some of the worst abuses in the industry are curtailed. Don’t start celebrating just yet, though. We predict that issuers are going to get creative seeking profits elsewhere, so it’s important

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