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  • 3 tips for saving on credit card fees
    3 simple rules to save on merchant fees
    There are several steps that businesses can take to reduce the card processing fees; here are a few main points:The first is to be sure that you fully understand the pricing method used by your processor.The best way to assure this is to only use...
  • Card processors increase fees again
    Credit card processors trick small businesses into higher fees
    The time is here for Visa, MasterCard, and Discover to make their semi-annual changes to the fees and pricing that they charge merchant processors. Unfortunately, many credit card processing companies have once again used this time of year as an...
  • Avoiding credit card fees
    Avoiding credit card fees
    According to several consumer groups, credit cards fees cost a typical American household between $50 and $300 a year. Of course, there are several families that do not pay credit card fees at all. These are some of the most common credit card...
  • Willowbrook Golf Course: What you need to know
    Willowbrook Golf Course: What you need to know
    Lakeside's Willowbrook Golf Course features a nine-hole course with a chipping green and a practice putting green. The facility also has a pro shop where golfers can purchase balls, towels, head wear, polo shirts, and other accessories. The...
  • California Towing
    California towing fees are no laughing matter
    Imagine the following scenario: You are with your family on a beautiful Sunday morning looking for parking in a busy tourist area to enjoy a nice family brunch at a local eatery. After a couple of hours of eating, visiting and enjoying family time...
  • McDonald's franchisees furious: Operating costs too high
    McDonald's franchisees furious: Operating costs too high
    Several McDonald's franchisees furious about the costs to operate a restaurant are taking on corporate. As many as 90 prcent of McDonald's locations are owned by franchisees. According to Business Insider on August 6, 2013, the costs of...
  • Mobile Device
    There will be a fee for banking with your mobile
    The world of technology is changing as more customers are navigating toward their mobile devices for convenience. At a time when customers are acclimating to their devices, the banks are looking for ways to charge them for the expedient service. ...
  • YouTube
    YouTube to begin charging fees for certain services
    YouTube, the preeminent video viewing online tool, is going to start charging for some of its services according to a report published by USA Today on May 6, 2013.Parent company Google says that some YouTube channels will cost viewers $1.99 or...
  • United Airlines
    United Airlines rolls out additional services for a small fee
    United Airlines, the largest domestic airline carrier in the United States, has announced it is expanding additional services to more airports according to a report released by ABC News today, March 7, 2013.Passengersalready pay fees forbaggage,...
  • Refinancing checklist
    Refinancing checklist
    It can be a difficult thing to map out, refinancing your current mortgage. The economic factor shows the rates are low because the environment is not healthy right now. If you are looking towards several options here is a checklist on how to find...
  • Another reason to cut up those credit cards
    Another reason to cut up those credit cards
    Beginning Sunday, Jan. 27, merchants will be permitted to charge a processing fee to customers paying for purchases with credit cards. The new fee is part of a $7.2 billion settlement reached in 2012 between merchants and credit card companies.The...
  • Facebook
    Facebook tests $100 message fee
    Facebook, the social media platform with more than one billion users worldwide, announced on January 11, 2013 that it is testing a special fee- based message feature.CBS News reports that Facebook is testing a special message system that would...
  • Selling for a consignor on eBay: pricing and fees.
    Selling for a consignor on eBay: pricing and fees.
    Dear eBay Queen: I have a question. If you were asked to sell $65,000 worth of restaurant equipment, what would you charge the consignor? The eBay/PayPal fees are separate, and there would be about 20 pictures max. Not a lot of work except for the...
  • Bluebird
    Walmart launching debit, prepaid accounts with American Express
    Walmart has partnered with American Express to launch Bluebird, a prepaid card and debit account. This initiative is targeted to low-income consumers, who are aiming for fewer fees, bill payments and mobile access.One of the largest retailers in...
  • Search Screen
    Consumers want more openness in travel fees
    You've heard before about the perils of what appear to be amazing travel deals, but you don't find out about taxes, fees, "extra" services, and such until it's time to pay the bill. Apparently, lots of people are concerned...