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Money Talks News: 10 of the World’s Most Insulting Fees and How to Beat Them

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5. Credit card rates: While technically not fees, the interest rates charged by many credit cards are outrageous. Big banks borrow from the Federal Reserve at close to zero percent, then lend money to credit card users at 15 percent. Nice work if you can get it.

Workaround: The obvious solution is to avoid interest by avoiding a balance. But if you’re going to pay interest, shop for a card with a lower rate. Another idea? Simply call your card company and ask for a better deal. Tell them you’re being solicited by other cards offering lower rates, because you probably are.

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