Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, October 06, 2010 9:30 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

“Most consumers avoid overdraft fees.” That’s according to the American Bankers Association, or ABA, which recently released a survey of 1,000 people on the subject of overdraft fees. The survey found that 77 percent of those questioned said they hadn’t paid an overdraft fee in the last 12 months. And indeed, it’s probably reasonable to

Thursday, August 19, 2010 10:33 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

It’s a policy banks love and bank customers hate: That is, the big banks’ universal practice of jumping the largest checks, debit-card transactions and ATM withdrawals to the front of the processing queue, even if other smaller transactions occurred earlier in time. Banks say this reshuffling ensures that customers’ largest, and thus presumably most important,