Some big banks are considering restricting the size of debit card purchases. It's part of their response to proposed federal regulations.
Credit and charge cards that have no preset spending limit aren't really a license to charge as much as you'd like, and they can damage your credit score.
Faced with a rule that will make debit cards much less profitable for them, banks will steer us to other types of plastic that make them more money.
Back in the good ol' days, there used to be lots of advantages to using paper checks. Now, not so much.
Overseas travelers run the risk that vendors won't accept them and that banks will charge a substantial fee to cash them.
Leaving the waitstaff bills for a tip will simplify their lives and make sure the money gets to the right place.
Even bank fees and loan fees and interest rates are fair game for haggling.
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