You may be guilty of not reading every line on a bill or all that small print before signing-up for a credit card or bank account. So-called “hidden fees” cost the average consumer hundreds of dollars every year.
A government study says 20-percent of consumers had an error in their credit report. The study also said 5-percent of consumers identified errors that could lead to them paying more for mortgages, auto loans or other financial products.
Consumer prices rose in January for only the second time in four months. The price of food, gas, rent and clothing all increased.
Some homeowners are trying to issue a warning after their dishwashers caught fire. The brands in question are KitchenAid, Kenmore and Whirlpool.