From the merely annoying to the budget-busters, here's what to watch out for in travel, banking, credit cards, real estate, investments and more.
21. Biweekly payment fee
Mortgage
21. Biweekly payment fee
What it is To set up biweekly mortgage payments, you pay a few hundred dollars up front and then $10 or so a month.

What's so bad You can do the same thing on your own for nothing.

Ouch! Companies hold the extra payments, earn interest on the cash all year and then send in the additional money at year-end.

What you can do Add an extra 1/12 to your mortgage payment each month. That's one extra payment a year - the same as with biweekly payments but without the fees.

Air travel

Air travel

Air travel

Air travel

Air travel

Car rental

Car rental

Hotels

Phones

Shopping

Closing costs

Title insurance

Mortgage

ATMs

Checking

Deposit

Credit cards

Credit cards

Mutual funds

Annuities

Brokerage

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