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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-05/read-fine-print-choosing-f
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
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
Lawmakers to revisit vetoes

...Responsible Lending. MR. SANFORD ALSO TOOK a familiar libertarian stance, arguing people "are well aware of the finance charges and interest rates associated with their payday loans" -- more so than with overdraft charges on checks and credit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/06/15/met_527671.shtml
Metro
Father-to-be sets mark for Marlins

...valued at $200 or more. GE Money is coordinating the promotional financing program and will collect payments. The finance charge on balances unpaid after 90 days is between 20 percent and 25 percent and based on the prime rate.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/04/24/bas_125882.shtml
Baseball
Money tips for graduating high school seniors

...read the fine print on the statement. Understand that not paying it off monthly can accrue significant interest and finance charges. Even a sale item might ultimately cost you much more than the full cost would have.4. Start saving.It may not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/finance/2010-05-14/money-tips-graduat
Finance | Business
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
Rewards cards help build savings

...reward credit-card offers are best for consumers who play their bills in full every month. "They don't incur any finance charges, so they're truly getting something for nothing," he said. Consumers who carry a balance on their credit cards...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/23/fin_14761.shtml
Finance
Debt: Experts warn that heavy debt threatens U.S. economy

...commercial portrays a man with a beautiful home and car declaring: "I'm in debt up to my eyeballs. I can barely pay my finance charges. Somebody help me." The epidemic of American indebtedness runs from home to government to global marketplace...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/28/fin_5010.shtml
Finance