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Consumer advisory: You’ve got options when it comes to overdraft

We’re announcing an enforcement action against Alabama-based Regions Bank for charging overdraft fees to consumers who had not opted-in for overdraft coverage. We’re requiring Regions Bank to fully refund all affected consumers – hundreds of thousands of consumers have already been refunded $49 million in fees. Learn more about your choices when it comes to overdraft protection programs, as these programs can be costly.

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You could still end up paying interest on a zero percent interest credit card offer

What could be better than zero percent interest for one year? Nothing, nada, free…right? Not exactly. Credit card companies market these promotions as a way for you to save money. But, what some credit card companies may not have been telling you is that new purchases could cost you more than you expect. Learn more about credit card promotion offers and see why they could cost you more than you think.

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Send money abroad with more confidence

Today, you have new rights if you send money to family or others outside the United States. These protections come from a new rule that applies to electronic money transfers sent by consumers in the United States to people or businesses in other countries. In general, the rule covers transfers sent by companies – such […]

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Dads have money lessons to share too

We all share the same basic values we want our kids to succeed and we want to ensure that our aging parents are safe. But, we may not always be sure how to do that. This Father’s Day, give your dad (or mom) a call. If you don’t feel right bringing up the topic of money, ask for advice about your own money question to break the ice. The more you talk about money with your parents – or your children, the easier it will become and the more prepared they can be.

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Thank mom for all her money lessons

As we take the day to celebrate all that our moms do for us, let’s not forget the little things our moms taught us — the life lessons that are now habits that run on autopilot, or the routines we watched and later modeled ourselves, and now pass on to our children. If you haven’t passed on any lessons yet, we have some ideas for you.

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Parents: Talk to kids about money

I’m a dad, so I know how it is. You keep meaning to talk to your kids, but you don’t know what to say. It’s complicated and you’re not sure how to put it in words they’d understand. There’s also the emotion, anxiety, frustration and, yes, guilt. I’m talking about money. And, so should you. […]