It was a big week for the economy and for the world of personal finance. Americans continue to feel the effects of the government shutdown that took place this month, with the start of the 2014 tax season now delayed.
Checking account fees are on the rise, and one bank in particular is making it easy for you to avoid them. As always, we touched upon credit card and housing stories as well. Take a look at what we covered this week:
- Thanks to the 16-day government shutdown, the IRS was set back and pushed back the start of the 2014 tax season.
- The average basic checking account fee has gone up. How much higher is it now?
- Bank of America made some changes, making it slightly easier for customers to avoid racking up overdraft fees.
- We explained what purchases you’ll want to charge on your credit card.
- We offered pros and cons of going into foreclosure and other options to take.
- See which banks are increasing their 5-year certificate 0f deposits rates.