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Is there such a thing as a credit card with no (currency exchange) fees?

There's no such thing as a free lunch. Is there such a thing as a free credit card with free currency exchange? Every debit or credit card I have seen charges for foreign currency transactions. ...
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Charged overdue amount but not given bill prior to this date

I've been provided with a statement of account which claims I owe an overdue amount rather than the actual amount (which I would have been charged if I had paid the account on time). The problem is ...
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Spreads on taker-maker exchange

Intuitively, I feel that, for a given stock traded on 2 exchanges with different price structure (i.e., exchange A is maker-taker, exchange B is taker-maker), the spread should be wider on exchange B (...
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Do no-balance-transfer-fee credit cards make exceptions in their special offers?

I have a wide array of credit cards that I use to maximize rewards. Every now and then I get an offer in the mail from one of the cards I haven't used in a while, offering 0% APR on balance transfers ...
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What strategies can I use to minimize international money transfer fees?

I would like my younger brother to start studying in a school here, and this requires frequent international money transfers: The primary source (sponsor) would be family funds that would be wired ...
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Do online billpay/banking force NSFs when they can?

When online banking and payment systems first came out, I remember they used to have a lot of issues with giving indicators (visual/email payment confirmation) that a payment was 'locked in', but then ...
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Why Options trading is charged on per contract basis

I have been trading options for years, but could not understand why Brokerages charge fee on basis of number of contracts. Per Fidelity : Trade for just $4.95 per online trade, plus $0.65 per ...
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Can an ETF's expense ratio (fees) change after I buy it?

In researching ETFs I've found a lot of dire warnings about expense ratios. Evidently, they can really eat up your money. Ok, so look for funds with low expense ratios. But, if I understand this ...
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Frequency of investments to maximise returns (and minimise fees)

If I have a certain amount of money to invest regularly, how do I calculate the amount to let accumulate in my bank before I make that investment, assuming there is a fee associated with each ...
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How to get money (cash) with minimal fees from Europe (Pounds, Euros, Paypal) to South East asia

I have some investments that will be generating revenue in Pounds (UK banks), Euros (Holland, Lithuania) and PayPal. I am planning on doing a lot of travel in South East Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Laos,...
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Investing small amounts at regular intervals while minimizing fees?

My daughter is about to turn one year old and I'd like to start some sort of investment account for her. The purpose would be to invest her birthday and gift money into the stock market each year. I'd ...
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Stocks and Shares ISA: fees, taxes, portfolio size

Is an ISA of this kind worth it for a portfolio < £2000? If so, are Stocks and Shares ISAs subject to any not-so-obvious fees for someone without previous experience (i.e. overnight fees)?
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Visa balance transfer from one loan company to another

I have a Visa loan with company A that has an interest rate of 10%. Company B is offering to let me transfer my balance with A to them for a 12-month 0% interest rate. I know that company A also ...
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Fee-only financial advice vs. asset management (which includes advice)?

My wife and I are looking for a financial advisor. I am 52 and she is 48. We have a million plus in assets, with most of that in 401k... about 500,000 in a brokerage account. We have found a ...
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What does a reorganization fee that a company charges get applied to?

Recently, one of my holdings underwent a reverse split. I was surprised (but not all that surprised) that there was an additional fee of $20.00 assessed, labeled as a "reorganization fee". This was ...
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Can I willingly reject a SWIFT transaction?

I live in Brazil and I have a broker account in Europe, provided by my company for stock options. I've recently sold some of my stocks and done my first transaction of this kind (International Wire ...
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Is a fee note the same as an invoice?

I pay an accountant £800 a year to do the usual accountancy things. I've received a fee note from him for filing the annual confirmation statement. So, is a fee note the same as an invoice? Do I ...
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In a loan, how does account/admin fees work? [closed]

For a loan, how does monthly/yearly account fees work? Do they get added to the loan balance and will then affect the interest?
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Credit cards: How is a cash advance different from a purchase? Why are the fees so high?

I have a couple of questions about the notion of "cash advance" on credit cards. How does the credit company decide if some transaction is a "cash advance"? Does the merchant tell the credit company ...
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How is the “Hurdle Rate” of the Hedge Fund determined?

I understand that "High Water Mark" is the highest NAV value that the Hedge Fund has ever reached, and therefore, the threshold NAV value of the Hedge Fund in question needed in order for the Hedge ...
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Selling A Car Anonymously

Is it ever legal for me to sell a car to someone by just signing my name and dating the title, such that the buyer's information is completely blank? To be clear, the title itself is legal, clean, and ...
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How to efficiently invest in ETFs with a monthly contribution?

I am confused when it comes to ETFs. Many state that their main advantage is that they are low cost. I understand that they are traded as stocks. I want to invest my money in 3 index ETFs (USA, ...
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What does “accredited to you” mean in the email I received?

What does "accredited to you" mean in the following sentence: Our first 15 minutes of consultation is at no charge, and beyond that time there will be a charge of $210 that could be accredited to you ...
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Is there an interchange fee for ATM withdraws? How does that compare to standrad Credit Card purchases

First, please note that I am not asking about how this impacts my personal finances. I would like to know the difference between fees going to VISA/MC and banks when using a debit card for ATM ...
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Math for Portfolio Value Net of Fees

I'm looking to do a pretty basic Finance 101-type calculation to compare final portfolio values given varying fees. Let's say I start with a $50,000 portfolio. It's invested in a fund that returns 7%...
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Estate agent wants to charge a large amount to change the contract

I live with two other people in a house share in the UK. One is moving out, and the estate agent who handles the contract wants to charge us £300 for the pleasure of changing a name. We think this is ...
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How can I accurately anticipate wire transfer fees from intermediary banks?

When sending an international wire transfer, the transmitting and receiving financial institutions both (usually) assess fees associated with the transfer. These fees can be accurately anticipated by ...
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What's a recommended minimum amount for buying an index ETF, to minimize fees/commissions?

Let's say every month I transfer $559, which is about 3 shares of VOO. The commission from Fidelity is $7.95, which is about 1.42%. Is it worth doing that, or better, every other month buy worth of $...
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Calculating the ETF cost?

Let's say I invest 1000 USD in an ETF. Over the 10 year period, the shares had 5% annualized gain, meaning the value of my investment would be 1630 USD. However, I didn't take into account ETF fees. ...
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Why does my bank not charge a fee for small amounts?

I work abroad in a SEPA country and send money to my non-SEPA home country regularly. In the foreign country I have a euro bank account and in the home country - a non-euro bank account. My foreign ...
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Entry/exit fees for ETFs, do I need to care?

I'm saving for my retirement, partly by buying ETFs. One of these ETFs is Amundi Msci Eastern Europe EX Russia. At the corresponding Bloomberg site, I found some information that confused me: Front ...
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How to cash ACH vouchers to my French account without paying more banking fees than sending a postal package containing cash?

I worked for a company based in the United States as part of a non-commercial activity (I mean the income is not taxable to the IRS and thus I can’t get an itin or ssn in order to open a bank account)....
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Cash advance on a credit card with a credit balance

Suppose a credit card has a credit/negative balance of $100. If a $100 cash advance is charged to the card, which fees apply? Cash advance fee (max(%, fixed amount)) Interest (cash advance APR) Is ...
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Are 'per trade' fees charged on every order or just once per stock?

As someone relatively new to stocks, I understand that stock brokers charge commissions: usually either per share or per trade. In general, are commissions taken every time you place any order (...
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Why are international money transfer services so weird? [closed]

I've read this question: Looking for cheap international bank to bank transfer in USD and noticed several factual claims: A "standard international wire transfer" costs $40 USD, a huge fee. It's ...
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why would I pay for front-end or back-end fees?

These days, many mutual funds from large asset managers such as etrade, Schwab or Vanguard offer no fee for mutual fund buy/sell. So why would I pay for front-end or back-end fees to purchase/sell a ...
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Can a business be charged up to 65% to process credit cards? [closed]

Today I had a service call to get my washing machine working. (The problem turned out to be the lid switch had failed mid-cycle.) When I called for service, the gentleman told me that they don't take ...
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My account was charged for not maintaining the minimum balance. What should I do next?

I had a salary account in a nationalized bank for my two months of summer internship and then it got converted to a savings account. The minimum balance (monthly average balance) required was 10000 ...
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Why are the investment options in a 401(k) so limited?

Why is it that with my IRA I can buy individual stocks, ETF's, mutual funds, etc yet in my 401(k) plan I am limited to select funds? Luckily the funds I have to choose from are decent but I can't ...
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Can I trade US securities from international non US broker?

I was wondering about what are the advantages/disadvantages of trading US stocks on the American Stock Exchange from a non US broker versus trading the same US stocks on a non US stock exchange from a ...
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Brokerage Fees for Covered Call Options

I have been doing some research and am thinking of selling a Covered Call on a stock I currently own and am planning on holding long term. I would like to make an Out-of-the-Money Covered Call (OTM CC)...
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Calculating or estimating implicit fees from 401k

I'm looking at my most recent Account Statement from a previous employer's 401k. There's a lil table on the first page with the opening balance, the range of dates that pertain to the statement, how ...
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ETF annual expense ratio: how to calculate on a portfolio?

I'm building a portfolio on Excel that includes the following data: price at purchase number of shares commission/fees current price How should I calculate the impact of the Annual Expense Ratio to ...
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Best IRA investment strategy

Two questions here: What is the best investment strategy for low risk income-oriented investor? What is an acceptable fee for IRA money management? I have a 401k account I am looking to roll over ...
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Should I move out of my actively managed IRA at Fidelity and put it all in index funds?

I have an IRA at Fidelity. It is where I have rolled old 401(k) plans into. Currently, I am paying Fidelity to actively manage the account. It is currently invested in many mutual funds, bonds, and ...
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Is a broker's fee equivalent to one month's rent reasonable in San Francisco?

Friend and I are looking to move from elsewhere in the Bay Area to SF, found a decent option in an okay location. Have been attempting to negotiate with a broker on the rent, and he surprised us by ...
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Why is a month to month fee listed on my 12-month apartment lease?

I'm currently in the process of signing an apartment lease. As I was going through the terms, I noticed this: In addition to my "Rent Due Monthly" there is a listed "Month to Month fee". Now, my ...
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Broker charging 15% on leasing a no fee apartment in NYC. Can he do this?

I am going to sign a lease on a no fee apartment in NYC and my broker is charging me 15%. Can he do this? I thought no fee means the landlord/management company pays the broker? Please advise.
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Why invest in ETF's with high fees?

I live in New Zealand and I was looking at investing in one or more of the ETF's provided on the NZX (e.g SmartShares). But the management fees for many of their offered ETF's are greater than 0.5%. ...
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What are the fees for selling ETFs from a savings plan in Germany?

When I create a savings plan for ETFs in Germany at a german bank, I collect securities, ETFs in this context, over time. After the end of my savings plan's duration, I do not exactly understand what ...