Your Money: Jul. 26, 1999

ATM FEES More banks are charging customers for using automated teller machines, and the fees are getting higher, according to the Fed. Last year the average surcharge for noncustomers rose 6[cents] at banks, to $1.20; 11[cents] at savings and loans, to $1.15. Customers are also getting charged higher fees by their banks for using ATMs that belong to other institutions. To find machines that don't add a fee, visit www.surcharge-free-atms.com

RED FLAG The SEC is looking into mutual-fund ads featuring odd one-year periods--ending April 13 or May 3, for example--that allow them to show an amazing performance by capturing...

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