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Transferring a credit card balance: Wise move?

...enticing.Reducing interest payments by transferring a balance from one card to another is a quick way to lower monthly finance charges. But taking advantage of such a promotion, even one offering a zero interest rate, doesn't always pay off. That's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-07/transferring-credit-card-b
Should you steer clear of auto loan refinancing?

...since you took out your loan, so you are now able to qualify for a lower interest rate. Refinancing could trim your finance charges.Paying off your original loan when you refinance could help boost your credit score, as the loan would show up...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-31/should-you-steer-clear-aut
Read fine print before choosing a fitness facility

...the monthly fee and what's extra? What's the total cost and payment schedule, including enrollment fees and finance charges?? Membership details. How long is the membership term? Can you go month-to-month? Some facilities give customers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-05/read-fine-print-choosing-f
Vogtle project cost drops, Ga. Power says

...loan guarantees, inflation-protection agreements and a controversial law that has customers paying some of the finance charges up front.Georgia Power has been selling its bonds to investors 3-4 percentage points lower than what it expected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2012-05-09/vogtle-project-cost-drops-ga
Judge partly denies lawsuit against Georgia Power

...Energy cannot seek to overturn a law adopted last year because Georgia Power has not yet raised its rates to recoup the finance charges for the estimated $14 billion project."I just think it's premature," Shoob said in a brief ruling from the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2010-04-17/judge-partly-denies-la
Crime & courts | Metro | Crime & Courts
Risky credit-card holders pay higher interest rates

...the only lender imposing hefty finance charges at a time when many short-term...cardholder will pay about $60 more in finance charges this year, estimated Alt of...incur a total of $2,524 in finance charges. The same balance with a 29...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/11/bus_332734.shtml
Business
Additional business news

...Ownership and Equity Protection Act requires lenders to reveal the annual percentage rate, the regular payment amount and finance charges. The law prohibits lenders from concealing balloon -- or lump-sum -- payments and prevents lenders from making...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/07/30/bus_266714.shtml
Business
Barnes' legal record becomes issue

...challenging companies that tacked fees on gift cards and urging judges to shut down lenders that burden borrowers with heavy finance charges.He has also defended the chairman of a power cooperative against a lawsuit filed by customers and helped fend off...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/2010-09
Georgia Elections | Georgia Governor | Elections | Metro | Elections
Debate over two reactors not new

...Georgia Power can go ahead and (pay for) it." As in 1980, legislation has passed the Senate to permit the upfront finance charges. The sticking point, critics say, is that if the company has what amounts to a blank check, customers could be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/02/16/met_511581.shtml
Metro
Businesses can be profitable yet low on cash

...discounts for early payment and enforce late fees and finance charges as penalties for late payment. Poor collections policy...friendly reminder letter, addressing late fees and finance charges in subsequent letters. Learn how collection agencies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/17/bus_358953.shtml
Business