Today in Mr.-Burns-esque Things Big Banks Do: remember a few weeks ago when the banks announced they were backing off charging a $5 monthly fee to use your debit card? People said to watch for new, sneakier fees popping up, because the banks still want to chomp a bit of your cheddar. Now comes this head’s up from HuffPo: Bank of America is charging people to withdraw unemployment money. If you’re one of those fat cats lavishing yourself with unemployment, they can charge you for withdrawing from a non-BOA ATM, a fee that totaled $350 for one South Carolina woman. The Times reports banks are quietly ramping up other fees too, from replacing debit card cards to maintaining a checking account. Perhaps it’s time to take another look at this guide on switching to a credit union?
It’s Mardi Gras, the holiday when even the most devoted Brooklynites question why they haven’t moved to New Orleans yet. Instead of wallowing in a pit of purple, green, and black FOMO over all the costumed parades and sex parties you’re missing out on down south, here are some ways to make the most of […]
The F train is Brokelyn’s new advice column for all you sensual New Yorkers who, like the F train, often have schedule changes in how frequently you come, struggle to get into the station or suffer from any other number of delays and track work. Think of this like the MTA Twitter but instead of public […]
Self-care has entered the Zeitgeist yet again, which means that in these dire times people are remembering to be empathetic. Seriously though, neuroscientists now link the center of the brain that controls empathy with the center that controls self-discipline. The theory being, we are taking a moment to walk in the shoes of our future […]