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?
One of the difficult things about living in New York City is that you have to settle for popcorn from either a microwave or a stovetop, because no one owns a popcorn machine except for movie theatre owners. You can finally stop eating popcorn like a goddamn caveman though, because someone on Craigslist is letting […]
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The view from the control room “Frack. Frack frack frack. Frack me.” It’s a little less than an hour before showtime, and anchor Brian Vines is warming up in preparation for an upcoming segment on hydraulic fracturing and its impact on Brooklyn. He’s one of a rotating cast of hosts on BK Live, Brooklyn Independent Media’s hour-long news […]