hidden fees

Financial advisors can be very creative about the fees they charge to clients in the distribution of investment instruments. Do you know what you are paying for? Are your advisor's interests aligned with yours?
Music is at the core of the service SiriusXM provides. What's next? Will dairies start charging a fee above the advertised price of milk to cover the costs of feeding cows? Perhaps a Bovine Maintenance Fee?
Just because Russell Simmons, Magic Johnson, Justin Bieber and a host of other celebrities are endorsing prepaid debit cards, it doesn't mean they are right -- or wrong -- for you. Here's how to work through the decision.
You booked the flight, you got the hotel, the rental car. You're set, you're done, no surprises. Right? Well, maybe not. Keep your eyes peeled for these eight, often very expensive travel fees. With a little extra effort, many of them can be avoided.
If you're a boomer, you're old enough to remember when flying was a treat. Those days are long gone. Today, air travel is on par with colonoscopy prep.
In addition to the egregious stated fees, stockbrokers, mutual funds and financial advisors on Wall Street have many methods to hide additional fees and charges from you.
The importance of keeping investment fees low is a good rule of thumb, not limited to 401(k) plans. We want to be mindful of the fees we pay when it comes to any investment.
In our monthly survey of Kiplinger's readers, we asked which fees were the most bothersome. You told us that travel fees
Frank pointed out, for instance, that a card issuer can still raise the interest rate on a customer's future purchases at
The marketing industry created and later perfected one of the most time honored of consumer deceptions, "Plus Shipping and Handling."
The outrage is not that the airlines are doing anything illegal, but that all this deceptive advertising has been perfectly legal for years.
After the financial crisis exposed the devastation caused by predatory lending, state and federal authorities vowed to protect
You may very well find some unpleasant new fee in a banking statement this year. But it will have nothing to do with new consumer protections, regardless of what CNBC anchors tell you.
Hidden fees may be a daily annoyance for you; but for America, they are an economic calamity.
Since our call for readers to send their unhappy credit-card stories, woeful tales of hiked rates and reduced limits have