A new federal study shows how banks pile charges onto their customers, and offers ideas on how to avoid those charges.
And would you want to? We examine the good, the bad, and the challenging of life without plastic.
Expect less direct-mail advertising and a lot more social media and targeted ads, plus a big push for nontraditional bank customers.
If you use prepaid debit cards, be clear upfront what fees you will face. There will be plenty.
A growing number of consumers under the age of 35 are foregoing credit cards in favor of cash or debit cards to make purchases.
Here's what you need to know about your personal liability when someone fraudulently uses your plastic.
You may not even know these fees exist until you get stuck having to pay one of them.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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