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Customers Still Baffled by Overdraft Fees

Posted on 06/27/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsCustomers who say they don’t recall authorizing their bank to provide overdraft protection on their checking accounts are getting hit with overdraft fees totaling $90 or more, according to a new report. It’s been four years since federal rules took effect that required banks to ask customers to opt in if they wanted overdraft protection on the debit cards tied to their checking accounts. The rules were supposed to make it easier for customers to understand when banks could charge them fees …

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 06/24/2014 by |In Other News . . . | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and … fun    1. Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Ill., has the world’s fastest, tallest and steepest wooden roller coaster. (Learn more at ABCNews.com) 2. Nearly 60 percent of the Americans who bought health insurance through new online marketplaces were previously uninsured — most of them for at least two years. (Learn more at AARP)   3. More than one in every 10 cars on the road in the United States have been recalled so far this year. (Learn more …