Not to be outdone by Bank of America's rank avarice, Citibank announced today that it's raising monthly fees for checking accounts—doubling them, in fact, for its mid-level option—and bumping up the minimum balances. They're basically looking at their customers, identifying the ones who have the least amount of money, and charging them more.

It's cool though, because when Citibank was in trouble, you and all your taxpayer friends pitched in and loaned them $45 billion. So I'm sure if you're in a tight spot and ask them to just waive the fee this month, they'll be understanding and oblige. They've been there.

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