We cannot even begin to commiserate with you over the headache of hidden fees. From banks to airlines, everybody is charging surreptitious and vicious amounts. We seriously need to understand these hidden fees and know where to look for them so we can take a stand and fight back whenever possible.
So where do you look? Well these hidden fees can be pretty sneaky, according to a recent article in The Business Journals, “When you go to a website inquiring about prices, the travel industry increasingly asks you to identify yourself and then tailors its offerings to what it knows about you. Delta Air Lines, for example, recently admitted that business travelers who logged into Delta.com with a SkyMiles frequent-flyer account were quoted higher fares than casual Web surfers,” To help you, we found the top 15 types of hidden fees and hidden charges that suck your wallet dry…but only if you let them.
1. Prepaid Debit Cards Prepaid debit cards sound like a good idea, especially for teens. You spend what’s on it and when it’s gone, it’s gone. However, the fees, deducted directly from your balance, can be deceptive and they’re entirely unnecessary. Read the fine print both when you purchase the card and when you reload it.
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