Talking about fees may not be the most fun topic, but it may be one of the most important when it comes to your budget and bottom line. Hidden fees on credit card contracts, extra fees on loans and even fees for how you bank can have a big impact on your monthly cost of living. Debt.com has the latest tips for minimizing fees to maximize your cash flow.

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How Do We Save For Retirement And Pay All Our Bills?

April 19, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know how to survive “the sandwich” — without evicting his mother-in-law.

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Ask the Expert: Are Debt Management Plans Legit?

April 12, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wonders if the letters DMP are A-OK.

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Ask The Expert: Are Credit Cards Rigged?

November 30, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is suspicious of all these “reward programs.” How can they possibly be legit?

Millions of Americans Spy on Credit Card Statements of Others

November 17, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Turns out that 24 percent of higher-earning and lower-earning Americans are equally likely to snoop on the credit report of someone they share an account with.

14 Ways to Avoid Paying Irritating Bank Fees

November 15, 2016 | Money Talks News

No. 9 is the easiest, and No. 12 sounds weird but it’s awesome.

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Dvorkin On Debt: What You Can Learn From Ryan Lochte’s First Credit Card

November 14, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

The swimmer, dancer, and Debt.com spokesman just got a credit card. Here’s why that matters.

Surprising No One, Bank Fees Are Higher Than Ever

October 4, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Just realized you needed some cash? You’re about to pay $25 for that $20 bill. ATM fees are continuing to climb to record highs for the 10th straight year.

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Dvorkin On Debt: Credit Cards Are Still Crazy About Fees

September 5, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

You’ll never guess how many fees your credit card can charge. Seriously, you’ll never guess.

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Don’t Put College On Your Credit Card

August 24, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most public schools charge convenience fees that can put you out hundreds of extra dollars a year

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Disgusted by What You’re Forking Over in Bank Fees?

July 19, 2016 | Money Talks News

You are not alone. Millions of Americans are caught in a vicious cycle that benefits the bottom line of the banks.

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Ask The Expert: Can I Really Request A Break From My Credit Card Company?

March 30, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is skeptical that she can lower her interest rate and get a late fee removed — just by asking.

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Low-Income Americans May Have More Financial Options Soon

April 2, 2015 | Jess Miller

Banks and credit unions are marketing to a whole other demographic. Here’s why that’s good news.

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Here Is The Best Bank Account For You Right Now

March 23, 2015 | Jess Miller

Savings rates aren’t that high, but banking shouldn’t be costing you money.

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6 ways to beat dumb banking fees

March 17, 2015 | Brandon Ballenger

Why pay a bank to use your money? Avoiding fees involves some simple tech and even simpler questions.

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The Misplaced Priorities Of Credit Card Customers

March 16, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Charging wisely and protecting your identity are important, but we’re obsessed with looking good — and smelling good.

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PenFed Promise Visa: The Credit Card For People Who Hate Credit Cards

January 21, 2015 | Jason Steele

A credit card with no late fees? No balance transfer fees? No fees at all? Yup, it’s a Promise.

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The 7 Hidden Ways Your Credit Card Is Costing You

November 25, 2014 | Jess Miller

Where credit cards get sneaky, and what you can do to avoid their hidden costs.

How To REALLY Save On Airline Travel

November 4, 2014 | Jess Miller

The advice for saving money on flying is literally up in the air. Here are 5 tips backed up by experts.

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Why You Need To Be Careful About Moving Bank Accounts

October 20, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Banks are running promotions to get you to switch. Here’s how to make some money and not lose any.

ATM fees rise to all-time high

September 30, 2014 | Jess Miller

It’s getting expensive to withdraw your own money.

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6 steps to renting a pet-friendly apartment

September 22, 2014 | Angela Colley

Here’s how to save time and money while keeping the landlord and your neighbors happy.