Now that banks aren't making as much from overdraft fees, they're looking for other ways to charge you.
With the new overdraft rules, a lot of banks are starting to make changes to their checking and savings accounts to overcome the loss of revenue overdrafts were generating. It's a pretty high bar too, with overdraft fees earning over $20 billion last year.
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So if your bank has been making changes, adding other fees or finding ways to charge you for services, you might be thinking about making a change too. Here's what I look for when I'm picking a new savings account.
High-fructose corn syrup industry argues that 'corn sugar' better describes the product, as more food makers flee to sugar.
If baby carrots can change their image, why not high-fructose corn syrup?
It worked for canola oil, once known as low erucic acid rapeseed oil. And then there are the fruits formerly known as prunes, which spruced up their reputation with a name change to dried plums.
The Corn Refiners Association has petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to give the much-maligned sweetener a new name: corn sugar.
The recall covers light-up rings and star-shaped toy eyeglasses.
The national restaurant chain voluntarily pulled off the market about 1.1 million light-up rings and 120,000 toy star-shaped eyeglasses, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Making a reservation before dining out can cut the check by up to 30%.
Avoiding a lengthy wait for a table has long been incentive enough for many diners to make advance reservations. Now, new standalone reservation websites offer a few more reasons to plan ahead, including discounts, extra credit card rebates and reward points.
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Many of these sites cater specifically to city dwellers. VillageVines.com, which offers discounts of up to 30% at partner restaurants in exchange for a $10 fee per reservation, has begun offering deals in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago.
These apps will help you take notes, track assignments, and look up words and formulas, among other things.
If you have ever been a student, you know that student life is not easy or cheap. With rising tuition costs, high unemployment, and busy schedules, finding ways to manage your time and budget seems impossible. No need to panic. Last week, we showcased back-to-school savings tips. This week, we have 10 iPhone applications that can help you manage your student life.
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Nevada beats out South Dakota as the state with the longest stretch -- as the crow flies -- with no Golden Arches.
Sometime, somehow, in the desert of northeastern California, a McDonald's restaurant closed its doors. So why are we telling you this?
It means that this particular corner of the world -- actually a spot in nearby northwestern Nevada -- can now claim title to the farthest distance in the lower 48 states to or from a McDonald's fast-food restaurant. It's 115 miles as the crow flies.
We know it because one blogger has made it a mission to keep track of this.
$25 million campaign seeks to portray nutritious veggie as cool and sexy. The Halloween version will come with tattoos.
We've all heard about extreme sports. But did you know about extreme baby carrots?
That's right. Baby carrots have gotten a makeover. No longer are they merely the meek little vegetable you used to pack in your lunch when you were feeling virtuous.
Baby carrots are cool. Baby carrots are sexy. Baby carrots are the extreme junk food.
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Everyone knows the standard advice about reducing premiums. Here are some less obvious suggestions.
When it comes to saving money in this economy, it appears that many people are reducing their auto insurance coverage. It's a bit of a gamble, but adjusting your insurance, whether it's homeowners or auto or anything else, can be a way to save a few more dollars if things are looking tight.
The subject of how to lower auto insurance costs has been covered a nearly infinite number of times, and everyone knows the basics -- shop for alternatives, increase deductibles, drop comprehensive and collision on older vehicles, package together policies for a discount, etc.
I would like to think that you all know that you should shop around for insurance, just as you would shop around for anything else. I would also hope that you understand the relationship between your premiums and your deductible. Hitting those points again just smashes the same tired old ideas back into your brain and, honestly, wastes your time.
So, this post will be about the more novel ways to lower your car insurance costs.
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