A late fee? But I paid my rent on time!

Stacey Hopkins pays half a month’s rent after a new owner moves into the building and changes the due date for rent checks. But now she’s being charged a late fee. What’s going on? Read more “A late fee? But I paid my rent on time!”

Hey, what’s this disposition fee from Hyundai?

When Kim DeBiase ends her lease for a Hyundai Sonata, the dealership demands a $400 payment for a disposition fee. And that puts her in a bad disposition. Does she really have to fork over the money?
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At hotels, ‘for your convenience’ rarely is

Look out — the hotel “convenience” wave is spreading.
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The surprise $70 “application” fee wasn’t so visionary

When Otis Millbrook Jr. applies for a new, low-income home in California, his application is turned down. But not before the company extracts a $70 “application” fee. Is that right? Read more “The surprise $70 “application” fee wasn’t so visionary”

JustFly charged me $500 for seat assignments — after I paid for my tickets

When Anne Lederhos needed to purchase air tickets between Boston and Rapid City, S.D., she visited JustFly.com, made a reservation and paid $1,575 for tickets on American Airlines. But when she received her credit card bill, there was also a separate charge for $578, listed as “seat assignments.” Read more “JustFly charged me $500 for seat assignments — after I paid for my tickets”