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Cash Advance causes recurring interest fee after paid in full

In January I made a cash advance of $110 with my credit card. In Februaury, I paid off January's balance (+$10 cash advance fee +$1.82 cash advance interest) in full by the statement due date. This ...
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How to avoid fees on 401k account when employer owes funds

My previous employer did not deposit 401k funds that were taken out of my paycheck over a 5 month period. I have left the company and I am fighting at get that money paid, with the help of the EBSA. ...
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When buying / selling a house in the UK, is it normal for solicitors' fees to be due before or after completion?

When we made our most recent house move (selling one house and buying another) we had to pay the solicitor's fees in advance of completion - the fees for searches etc. had to be paid upfront before ...
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Passing money through a different account to avoid cash pay-in fees

I have recently sold some company assets (not a large figure) and the buyer insisted on paying cash. My question is, my BUSINESS bank charge 0.6% on cash deposits, which is annoying - In theory, is ...
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What leverage do I have to negogiate reduced overdraft fees?

Through a comedy of errors involving other financial institution, my checking account at a credit union went negative, and I was charged $200 in overdraft fees. I don't think I'm responsible for the ...
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Can My Employer Charge Me a Fee to Get a Mailed Check Instead of Direct Deposit?

I have preferred to receive paper checks instead of direct deposit, as I find it easier to keep track of. However, my employer has now announced that there will be a (quite large) fee associated with ...
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How to account for a customer-imposed processing fee?

I am a sole proprietor. I invoice a client monthly. They pay the invoiced amount, less $20, which is a charge back to me for a processing fee. How do I account for this on my tax return/accounting ...
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First 401K portfolio with high expense ratios - which funds to pick? (24yo)

Just got my first 401K at work through Mass Mutual. I have 17 options to choose from. I don’t think we have index funds, and most funds have high expenses between 0.75-1.66%. So I decided to care ...
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I am thinking about cancelling my car insurance. Will there be any hidden costs down the road?

I own my car outright and just moved to a large city. Public transportation and access to a roommate's car makes transportation easy. I am thinking about storing my car at my parents house and ...
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When are stock trade fees deducted?

When you buy or sell stock with an online broker when are the trading fees (approx. $7 or $10) deducted from your available balance? Is it when the order is placed? At the end of the month?
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Does MER of a given product (say ETF) ever go down?

If I buy a new product with relatively high Management Expense Ratio (MER), can that MER be theoretically/technically reduced in the future, for example when the product gains more and more popularity?...
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Ongoing Automatic Investment Fee

When a DRIP plan says "Ongoing Automatic Investment Fee", is that the amount of money they take every month? In the case of Hershey's DRIP, it says it's $2. Does that mean if someone invests $50 a ...
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What are overnight fees? [duplicate]

I am using Etoro to trade US stocks and they charge overnight fees. However, nowhere can I find a definition of what an overnight fee in the context of stock broking is. Their Terms & Conditions ...
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How do booking agencies avoid credit card fees [closed]

I am curios about the following situation. Let’s say I have a website where people can book flights. They pay us with their credit card, and we are buying a flight ticket for them a few days later. ...
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Opening a Roth IRA account, what is the fee structure for Vanguard, Scottrade and TIAA-CREF

My wife and I recently came into money (i.e. I just got a job!). We are looking to open Roth IRA accounts for the two of us. We currently have a brokerage account at Scottrade and my employer ...
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Does a mutual fund's return include fees?

If a mutual fund's published YTD return is 3%, and it has an up-front sales charge of 5% and a 12b1 fee of 2%, are these fees included in the YTD return, or would the "real" return be 3%-5%-2% = -4%?
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Why do banks insist on allowing transactions without sufficient funds?

Specifically, to a checking account. I have not heard of, in a long time, any bank that will simply decline a charge if there isn't sufficient money. Either by default or even at the customer's ...
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Why do grocery stores in the U.S. offer cash back so eagerly?

Most grocery stores and Walmarts I've been to ask you how much cash back you want as one of the steps you punch in after you swipe your credit card. This happens after you have swiped your card so ...
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Debt management lawyer?

Is there such a thing as a debt management lawyer? I've got delinquent debts. I've got more than enough money to pay off all debts. I want to systematically look over each debt statement (fees, etc) ...
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Getting my first credit card - do UK companies have a fixed charge for owning a credit card?

I am looking to take out my first credit card to assist in the improvement of my credit score. I have been hunting around card offers online, and have found some I am willing to give a try. The top ...
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Do those who invest large amounts of money in stocks pay typical brokerage commissions?

I actually invested $2000 in stocks, and paid brokerage fees of 0.5% to the broker on both sides (buy & bell) or approximately $22.50 ($10 + $12.50 in commissions after a gain of $500). So my ...
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How to avoid maintenance fee when balance drops below minimum?

Looking for a way to, in the event of a purchase dropping my balance below the minimum daily balance (MDB) with no way to bring it above the MDB before the end of the day, make 6 point of sale (POS) ...
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What would make a Centurion Card's fees financially worthwhile?

The AMEX Centurion card has annual fees of, depending on the country, up to the equivalent of 5402USD for Taiwan. There are also one-time joining fees of up to 7500USD. Now these anodised titanium ...
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Do “growth of $10k” charts for mutual funds account for fees? I've found conflicting information

I've had several people advise me that the growth of $10k charts that you see for mutual funds, and provided by, e.g., Morningstar, account for the expense ratio of that fund (but not sales loads). So ...
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Are Australian mutual fund fees large compared to US?

I've lived in the US and have mutual funds through vanguard where the management fee is around 0.2% (see link). I've moved to Australia, and I'm looking at fees of almost 1% (see link). Why is this? ...
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Fees and delays in getting physical stock

If I buy shares from a certain US stock broker, what are on average the fees and delays to get the physical stock upon request? If the prices do not have a clear average, which US based broker has ...
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How to invest in stocks without using an intermediary like a broker? Can shares be bought direct?

I am looking to buy stocks but I would like to do so without a broker. From what I can tell, the exchanges are good ole boys clubs that require you know (or pay) someone in order to participate. Am I ...
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Getting a USD cheque, without too many fees, and with a sensible exchange rate?

In order to exercise a stock option, I find myself needing a USD cheque. Annoyingly, it has to be a cheque and it has to be in USD, neither a GBP cheque nor a USD wire transfer are acceptable. (I've ...
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How soon in advance to cancel a credit card to avoid the annual fee?

Last year I applied for a credit card (Delta Gold Amex) in order to get 50K bonus miles with the first year annual fee waived. I'm about to cash in the miles and I have never paid a dime in interest. ...
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Why are credit card late fees and returned payment fees changing to $27 / 38?

In a short period of time, I've seen multiple major US banks change the terms on their credit cards to set the returned payment fee and late fee each at $27 for the first offense in a six-month period ...
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Investment partition for German student

Currently I am a student and planning to finish in about 6 month. At the moment I have a monthly income between 1000 EUR and 2000 EUR and are saving about 70% of it. I have savings of about 52k EUR ...
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Individual Client or Customer fining or charging a Company a penalty fee

What's the primary factor keeping a consumer from handing out fees as liberally as corporations or small businesses do? Can an individual, or more appropriately, what keeps an individual from being ...
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Paying off home mortgage and lender wants a “Recording Fee”

So I whittled down my house note to the point where I have enough cash to just pay it off early and be done with it. Yay! I asked my lender for a "payoff" statement, which provides an accounting of ...
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Principal 401(k) managed fund fees, wow. What can I do?

I was looking over my end-of-the-year finances and noticed some really disheartening details about my company's 401k. The company holds a plan through Principal, and the managed 'target date style' ...
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Does investing in index funds on a monthly basis involve brokerage fees?

Let's say i want to invest in some index funds, and i know which ones to go for. Let's say i can also make the initial required minimum investment. My question is, will an automatic investment plan ...
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UK fee-free foreign transfer to own account

I have a bank account in the UK and in The Netherlands. Transferring money from my UK to my Dutch bank account costs £25 with my current bank and most other banks have similar fees. The Money saving ...
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Rental Application Fees

I've been trying to find a new apartment. Each application I've submitted cost between $20-$35 and I've yet to find a new place. A lot of these places have me just write out a check which I never see ...
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Why would an ETF rebate part of its management fee, rather than reduce it before?

[Moneysense.ca:] For taxable accounts, the Horizons S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF (HXT) is back from last year and should appeal to investors who focus on large-cap stocks. But the main reason for holding ...
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Transfer shares to avoid brokerage fees

I like Fidelity better than Vanguard in regards to web interface and customer service. Vanguard has better funds for the way I wish to invest. Since I plan to invest in a dollar/cost averaging manner ...
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Do I need to insure a large check when sending via mail?

My girlfriend has a bank account that is on hold because of a stolen debit card number. She recently signed a contract for 90k but has the first check in my name for 60k. She is stuck in London for a ...
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When do you pay the annual fee for a credit card?

This may seem like an obvious question but there seems to be no other resource online explicitly explaining this. Say I have a credit card with an annual fee of $X. Do I pay $X when I apply for the ...
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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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Does an online business selling across the USA would need to file for foreign qualification in each state?

I have been looking at the rules for an all online transactional company. If I make sales in all US states, do I need to file for foreign qualification if I have a Nevada LLC?
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How do debit card interchange fees work cross-border?

In some countries (for example US, UK), only credit cards have a hefty percentage (usually around 2%) interchange fee, while debit cards have only a small fixed fee for each transaction. But in other ...
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Lower-cost index funds vs. managed (higher-cost) tax-advantaged IRAs?

If having to choose between a non-retirement lower cost index fund and a managed higher cost IRA (both traditional and Roth), which is less impeded and likely to grow more long-term? Put another way, ...
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What are ECN fees? Are ECN fees under an investor's control?

At this Questrade link: http://www.questrade.com/trading/stocks_ecn_101.aspx ... they explain what kind of trades incur ECN fees. At this moment, I do not understand a lot about these fees. But so ...
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Is Buying American Shares in Canada a Good Idea?

I am looking at buying some American based shares such as SPY (the S&P 500 Index ETF), but I am in Canada. I am wondering if buying something like this will have any consequences (e.g. I have to ...
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Freelance site with lowest commission fees? [closed]

I got a gig from one of the company via email & interviews and they made me a good offer. They want me to start this collaboration via Elance and when I looked at the fees/charges on Elance I ...
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How to avoid/limit currency exchange fees?

I live in the US, work in the US, and have a US bank account (Wells Fargo). I've often been travelling into Canada as of late, and I find the conversion fees are quite expensive when I use my credit ...
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In what circumstances will a bank waive the annual credit card fee?

I've had my credit card for two years. I use it extensively for all kinds of purchases and I have never gone over my limit or incurred a late payment fee. The card has an annual fee and I was ...