How to wipe out 26 pesky fees

A survey shows consumers are weary of the fees merchants add to our tabs. Find out which add-ons are the most bothersome and how you can avoid them.
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Sep 26, 2012 2:11PM
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I agree it would be nice to boycott an oil company, but have you ever driven by, say 76 for instance, and see a BP tanker filly the tanks with their product, thank about it. Seems the middle class gets screwed again.
Sep 26, 2012 12:28PM
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PINGER is awesome - switch to a prepaid phone (most unlocked smartphones like; iphone or androids will work) I pay 25 that lasts me 3 months. 

Then load PINGER on to your phone. It's free - the drawback is you must use it though the internet so you will need a hotspot. Tell all your contacts about it. It really does work. I have been using it all morning and 6 friends have switched over to it. Woo hoo!  No phone or texting charges (I guess Skype charges now so goodbye Skype - Hello PINGER. 
Sep 26, 2012 11:11AM
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beware of BofA rewards program...

you know the 1 (everything) 2 (groceries) and 3 (gas)...

you no longer get the 1% on everything anymore...

don't believe me....take a look at your statements from the time it started (i think it was august/september of 2011....

LOOK AT YOUR TOTAL CHARGES....then LOOK AT WHAT YOU GOT FOR THE 1%....it's a match (for example....if you spend $503.46...you got $5.03 (a TRUE 1%)....

NOW.....

looking at your statement starting in JUNE of this year....i can guarantee that you are not getting a TRUE 1% any longer....if you spend $503.46....you might only get $4.97...yep NO LONGER A TRUE 1%!!!!!

 

WHY?????????

it took me 5-6 phones calls to BofA to find out why!!!

they no longer take your total charges....rather they take you individual charges (like a line by line deal)....so if you had to make an easy example....10 charges at $25.56 (each) for $255.60 (before the june statement you would've gotten....$2.55 in rewards (1%)...now since it's based on individaul charges (a line by line deal), you only would get $2.50 ($.25c x 10)...

 

So all of you BofA 1-2-3 cc users....CHECK IT OUT.....

Sep 26, 2012 10:02AM
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no ATM fee if you use your debit card for cash back at a grocery store...
Sep 26, 2012 8:36AM
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Tomorrow more.....last but not least.....ignore the advice "provided" by the internet companies.....most of it is subliminal messaging or directing you the way their own customers want you to go/think....jejejejeje
Sep 26, 2012 8:29AM
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First.....keep your money yourself.....for maintenance hire fm the street.....there is a lot of good people out there in bad times willing to cut through the **** to get some work...whenever possible fly foreign airlines.....buy your car used fm somebody...not fm a dealer....keep a credit card for emergencies but whenever possible pay cash ...just make sure you get a receipt....steal fm the big business whenever you can......they've been stealing fm you for a loooong time......vote for Ron Paul!!......don't be a sheep!!
Sep 26, 2012 8:09AM
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You can eliminate half these by switching to a credit union vs. a bank...
Sep 26, 2012 5:49AM
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Most of these "hidden or non-hidden" fees come from insurance companies, real estate, and mostly from banks.  The Republican party says we do not need a consumer advocate because we don't want to make the government "too big".  This is translated as, don't limit us in ways we can get your money.  I noticed Bank of America was mention quite a few times.  I have already been zinged by the Bank of America and would never do business with them if I have a choice, and you know what?  I have a choice. 
Sep 25, 2012 10:18PM
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to avoid atm fees go to walmart, buy something small with your debit card using the self check out lanes and get cash back from there.

Sep 25, 2012 9:51PM
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One that burns me is the power company tacks on a charge for low income and you have no choice but to pay it  telephone co does the same thing
Sep 25, 2012 7:01PM
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White bread, how about you buy a used car, get basic cable, use a debit card, pay your bills on time, rent rather than buy, and live with in your means!!!!!  This is the thinking or lack of that got us into the mess this country is in. 
Sep 25, 2012 6:37PM
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Strive to be self reliant and self sustaining.

Don't use their stuff or pay for it.

Aug 8, 2012 10:52AM
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At the end of the day, a company needs to make a profit.  If you use their service then you should expect to pay them enough to make a profit.  A LA Carte pricing allows a lower base price and then charges for any extra.  I seldom carry anything but a small bag that fits under the seat, why should i pay for someone who brings on 6 large bags.  I never use the headphones or pillow so same applies.

Basically, if you take away the fees the base price will just go up.

Is anyone dumb enough to think that the price will stay the same if the fees go away??

Aug 8, 2012 10:00AM
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do yourself a favor america....FIRE ALL THESE POLITICIANS.....from the top to the bottom....everyone of them is corrupt,biased,a blatent liar,and just parasites in general....cut the gangerous portion,and allow the body to heal....
Aug 8, 2012 9:45AM
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A Fee by any other Name is Still a TAX ! Odumbo andd his Commie friends just pulled that stunt with the Odummiecare Health Bill. Do you really think that the Scumbag in the White Hosue really cares about anyones health? Think again if you think he's looking out for you ! You have been Hoodwinked by a PRO ! Barry got his lessons on Economy and how to Screw the Populace by listening very carefully to his Daddy! Frank Davis !  The other guy from Kenya was just a Patsy for Davis who got barry's mother pregnant! GET RID OF ALL FEES AND THE OCCUPANT IN THE WHITEHOUSE ! 

 

 

Aug 8, 2012 6:51AM
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Does Harry Reed pay taxes?  Does Harry Reed take kickbacks from lobbyists? Does Harry Reed report gifts and gratuities from Corporations? Does Harry Reed earmark appropriation bills to benefit his friends and himself?  Don't know myself, just asking!
Aug 8, 2012 4:46AM
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This  is what we need to do to help GAS Priceses !

We Need to BOYCOTT 1 big oil company...Don't but there gas or anything from them
Break then Like there breaking US !.
 IFNoboby buy's there gas , And GAS is Perishable Item.They will have to sell it CHEEPER.
 They will HAVE to sell it to WHOEVER is willing to but it !!

Aug 8, 2012 2:29AM
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Having to pay to pay. In this soon-to-be cashless society, we should not be penalized for using the telephone or computer to make payments of any kind. You can be charged anywhere from $2.80 by a utility to $14.95 by your mortgage company simply for using something that they offer as a "convenience"..
Aug 7, 2012 10:33PM
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# 1 should be bank fee's. # 2 should be all the CA state fee's imposed on everything by the liberal Dems running this fricken state. Can't tax without voter approval, but can add fee's without the voter. They have very good teachers in the banking world and won't do anything to screw that up......
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