BBB’s guide to gift card giving

According to the National Retail Federation gift cards are this season’s hottest gift. They can be purchased from almost anywhere — retailers, grocery stores, drug stores, etc. — making them an easy and convenient gift giving solution. But Better Business Bureau is warning that some gift cards could carry high fees making them far from…

Keep track of your banking fees

Understandably, many consumers remain concerned they may face additional banking fees depending on their spending habits. Most banks will notify their customers of any upcoming policy changes, so BBB recommends consumers pay attention to any correspondence from their financial institutions. Here are a few examples of possible banking fees: Overdraft protection – Consumers who debit…

New Banking Rules Could End Up Costing You

If asked, it would probably be safe to say that many Americans would say they use a debit card over cash whenever making a purchase. Using cash involves the hassle of finding the right amount, cash registers, counting money and change. Versus using a debit card which simply involves one single swipe and, done! But…