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Costly financial fees you may not know you’re paying

At the supermarket, shoppers receive detailed receipts of their scanned and bagged items. After restaurant meals, wait staff hand diners itemized bills.

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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 01:  Commerce Committee's new Select Investigative Panel on Planned Parenthood raking member Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)  talks to reporters during a news conference in the U.S. Capitol December 1, 2015 in Washington, DC. Schakowsky and fellow Democrats were critical of the panel on Planned Parenthood and abortion, which they have dubbed the 'Select Committee to Attack Women's Health.'  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Some surprised to be automatically enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans

Only days after Judy Hanttula came home from the hospital after surgery last November, her doctor’s office called with bad news: Records showed that instead of traditional Medicare, she had a private Medicare Advantage plan.

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5 money saving tips for exchanging currency

Some currency exchange tables in airports and tourist areas offer bad rates, taking more of your money. And some credit cards and banks can add fees when you buy something with your card.

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A Hail Mary retirement plan for those with nothing saved

But don’t give up you do have options. Any money you can set aside can help you make retirement more comfortable.

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Low returns take toll on pension funds

The shortfalls could add fuel to the growing debate about the long-term viability of public pensions , which financier Warren Buffett once referred to as a “gigantic financial tapeworm.”

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Running out of money linked to fear of death

Roughly 52 percent of American households will not have enough retirement income to maintain their standard of living if they retire at 65.

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