Some restaurants now ask for credit cards to confirm reservations -- and charge people if they don't show up for their dinner date.
The big banks are trying to entice the not-quite-rich with these no-fee checking accounts. But what are you really getting when you sign up?
It doesn't mean the bank is in poor shape. However, to be on the safe side, be certain all of your deposits are FDIC-insured.
Tired of earning next to nothing on your savings? Meet someone making 13% by simply doing what the bank does.
Though it seems an unlikely target for thieves, a particular brand of laundry detergent is being stolen across the country.
Consumer watchdogs want to stop banks from offering short-term, high-cost advances on paychecks and other direct deposits.
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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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The IRS is struggling to combat identify thieves who file fraudulent tax returns in the names of older residents who don't need to file.