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 more commonly held themes (maybe even beliefs) about New York is that it is a pit of loneliness, where you can never feel more isolated while surrounded by millions of people. 30 Rock encapsulated New York’s uncanny ability to grind you down perfectly here. This can feel like a shitty city, especially during […]
Hot take: Halloween isn’t for everybody. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great holiday. It just favors creatives and DIY experts to a fault. Many people are Hallo-wise enough to start planning their costume for the following year on Nov. 1. — and if you’re one of those people, more power to you! — but that leaves the rest […]
Loitering has been a problem for coffee shop owners for so long that we’ve gone through several cycles of addressing it in New York City. First came limiting laptop hours and eliminating outlets, then things like timed wifi. Britcom hit Fleabag skewered the annoying laptop camper in its inaugural season this summer, which means it’s far from just an American […]