|Late-payment fees are rising for credit-card users. |
Grace periods are falling.
Late fees are often as high as $25, up from about $15.
The period before the late fee kicks in, which was five to
15 days, is being eliminated, to as little as one day.
SELF-DEFENSE: Mail payments for credit-card bills
HELPFUL: Mail each bill at least one week before it is
due, giving your card issuer.
Source: Marion Buhagiar: "The Book of Secrets"
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