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Questions tagged [fees]

generic tag to be used for questions related to fees. Ideally to be accompanied by other subject tags

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Lower risk short-term investment during periods of low interest rates

I've been reading about the basics of personal finance and most resources suggest investments based on benefits that don't seem to exist when interest rates are as low as they are. For instance: I've ...
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Can I roll back an accidental brokerage & retirement account transfer?

I transferred my accounts (Brokerage + Traditional IRA + Roth IRA) from E*Trade to Edward Jones in full. I didn't realize a couple things in the process: That fees would be assessed ($180). That the ...
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How Do Fund Fees Turn Up Exactly?

Regarding the overhead or expense fees associated with holding shares in a mutual fund, how do the fees affect what I'm holding? Is it taken out of the share price? Is it taken out of the (fractional)...
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401k Rollover - on my own or through my financial advisor?

I recently changed jobs and have a sizable sum in my old employer's 401k plan. It's doing fine but there are quite a few fees and I would prefer to roll it over. I'm considering two options. First, ...
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Can I deposit checks into my credit union into another bank's ATM?

My wife and I have a Bank of America savings and checking account. We got hit with our first fee for the pleasure of having an account and I want to move to a credit union. My wife feels comfortable ...
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401(k) administration fees vs Rollover IRA fees?

I'm evaluating rolling over my old 401(k) into a self-administered IRA. I know the general costs and benefits (mostly benefits, in terms of increased flexibility, as stated here), but I'd like to see ...
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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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Tuition Fees - Are British students who have already started their course affected by the recent vote to increase tuition fees?

I've read that students who are already at university and will not be affected by the changes in tuition fees, which have been voted in today in Britain. However, given the very deceptive wording in ...
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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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Why does a no-load fund have transaction fees? Isn't that a contradiction?

According to Scottrade's website, the T. Rowe Price Retirement funds are "No-load" but at the same time "Transaction fees apply". I thought the whole idea of No-load funds was not having any ...
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Are there any Credit cards with no foreign transaction fee for international travel?

Are there any Credit cards with no foreign transaction fee for international travel, and a good exchange rate?
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How do I calculate the impact of fund fees?

After doing some research, I noticed that Fidelity appears to have fund fees between 0.71% and 0.91%, whereas Vanguard has fund fees between 0.21% or 0.22%. How do I calculate the impact that these ...
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What's the difference between credit unions and banks?

Is one better than the other? I've noticed that national banks seem to charge more (and higher) fees. Is that just me?
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What expenses do 401k funds charge?

What expenses do 401k funds charge? For example, do they charge front-end or back-end loads (commission when buying or selling funds)? Also how do I find out if the 401k administrator charges a fee?
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If I co-sign on a loan for someone, am I putting up money (is there a cost)?

Does it cost me anything if I co-sign a loan for someone?
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Working abroad in Australia, what is involved financially and administratively?

I've always dreamed of making it down to Australia to work, intentionally for the long term but would probably go for 1 year as a "trial" (or at least force myself to go that long) What would the ...
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How can I save on banking charges?

What tips and tricks do people use to keep the cost of banking down?
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Are TD e-Series Funds worthwhile, or am I better off with ETFs? Why or why not?

I'm looking at e-Series funds offered by TD. They have low MERs and seem to offer a good low cost alternative to traditional mutual funds. What do you guys think? Am I better off with ETFs? Why ...
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Getting on the property ladder: mortage, downpayment, fees? [UK]

Once I've got my finances straight I'd like to think about getting my own place, but what sort of money am I looking at to have under my belt before I can begin thinking? Is it right that the UK ...
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How much does it cost to buy mutual funds? Where can I find about about the charges?

Regarding investing in mutual funds: How much does it cost to buy mutual funds? Where can I find about about the charges?