You don't have to have a spending problem to waste hundreds of dollars on bank fees. You just have to be ignorant about your account.
For folks on tight budgets, the price premium can be a deal breaker when they're buying a new dryer. Are they being shortsighted?
Online bill pay is a great way to easily track your bills and pay them on time. Why are you still writing checks?
More utility companies are offering rewards to customers who participate in energy-saving programs.
Wells Fargo is introducing a checking account fee in more states, and you can expect similar behavior from other big banks.
Whether it's your cellphone bill, household necessities or groceries, there are ways to cut costs without sacrificing quality of life.
If at least 2 of these red flags apply to your financial situation, you could be heading toward big trouble.
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