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.
Capital One Bank is paying $165 million to settle charges that it pressured credit card customers to buy costly add-on services like payment protection and credit monitoring.
There are airline fees for faster boarding privileges, checked bags and, of course, the bags. Many of them are in the category of “hidden fees” — and three advocacy groups of travel agencies and passengers […]