Alerted to the problem, Gov. Schwarzenegger said he'll put a stop to it.
At 25% interest, a store card doesn't compute if you don't pay it off every month. A check card might be a better choice.
If you have a debit card, the cost for using it is likely to drop -- for your local merchant.
Proposed legislation would limit how much credit card companies can charge merchants who accept their cards. Is this a good thing?
Most people don't overdraw their bank accounts, so why should they sign up for overdraft protection?
It's a way for those without bank accounts to get their tax refunds sooner.
If you're fed up with high fees and poor service, you might rather switch than fight.
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