Take This Fee And Shove It

So you want to fire your bank? The feeling may be mutual

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Culture; Money: Take This Fee And Shove It

I may be handing American express the pink slip. Its unending fees are bugging me. I recently fired Mint, a car-sharing program, for gouging me for being 40 minutes late. Mint was intransigent about it, and so was I; I drove my business to Hertz on Demand. I dumped American Airlines years ago after enduring the umpteenth cramped New York--to--Dallas flight, but then again, like you, I have fired every airline. They're hard to fire forever.

Many people are soon going to decide whether to fire their banks and credit-card issuers. Bank of America and others are adding monthly fees for...

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