[credit provider=”Flickr via jmsmith000″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmsmith000/4594837300/in/photostream/”] Personal finance isn’t supposed to be a risky venture.It’s not like sky diving, bungee jumping, or even a crazy night in Las Vegas, throwing caution (and money) to the wind. We like to know that investing our money is safe, tucked away secure in our […]
[credit provider=””>Daniel Goodman / Business Insider”] Experts we’ve talked to say the age of the prepaid debit card has finally arrived.The new Bluebird card from American Express and Walmart got rave reviews as it cuts fees to $2 for ATM withdrawals and $3 per month for usage. Chase’s Liquid card also earned high […]
Prepaid cards have really been making the headlines lately.
[credit provider=”Flickr / williamhartz” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/whartz/1255279932/in/photostream/”] Hot on the heels of American Express, JPMorgan Chase rolled out plans for a new line of prepaid debit cards this week. From the business side of things, it’s a savvy move for a couple of reasons, which Reuters’ David Henry points out:
[credit provider=”Flickr / breezy421″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/breezy421/4892362165/in/photostream/”] Federal law now prohibits lenders from using certain tactics to market credit cards to young adults, so now some major lenders are looking for new ways to make a name for themselves on college campuses across the country.One new strategy is partnering with colleges to make […]
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/5856793551/”] American Express is enhacing its prepaid debit cards to encourage consumers to build a financial history with the company. The Make Your Move program incentivizes prepaid customers to use their cards responsibly with higher ATM withdrawals and more cash loading options, among other perks, said VP of […]
[credit provider=”TheApprovedCard.com” url=”http://theapprovedcard.com/whychoosetac/saferthancash/”] Everyone likes to complain about how their credit card is ripping them off, but what they don’t realise is that it really, probably is.Credit card issuers profit by squeezing as much money as they can out of you, the consumer.
[credit provider=”NBC12″ url=”http://www.nbc12.com/story/17039624/pre-paid-debt-caid-warning#.T04wc21DDow.twitter”] As if legit prepaid debit cards weren’t rigged with enough booby traps as it is, Richmond, Va. consumers have sounded the alarm over an influx of fraudulent card offers turning up in mailboxes, NBC News 12 reports. The offers are usually addressed to fictitious names and are […]
[credit provider=”mango” url=”https://www.mangomoney.com”] Following in Kim Kardashian and Suze Orman‘s footsteps, comedian and actor George Lopez launched a prepaid card with Mango Financial this week. The Mango MasterCard Prepaid Card offers a lot of pros and a handful cons, which means you’d better know the facts before you sign up.
[credit provider=”largeprime via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/largeprimenumber/714145920/”] If you’re anything like me, you probably looked at your calendar today and wondered how on earth we could possibly be in holiday-planning territory already. Twitter is buzzing with Black Friday tips and every deal-hound on the web is speculating about what time of […]
Nobody wants to pay money to spend money.That’s a bit redundant.
[credit provider=”flickr/reallyboring” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/reallyboring/3312072167/”] It’s safe to say that any card with Kim Kardashian or Twilight characters on the front would be a little difficult to take seriously. Prepaid debit card issuers have been using celebrity faces to market their misleading and expensive cards because their outrageous fees certainly aren’t doing […]
[credit provider=”Flickr Clemson” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/clemson/2273200482/”] We wrote last week about American Express’ new prepaid debit card, which is being billed as a low-fee, easy-to-understand alternative to the cluttered (and frankly shady) prepaid debit market.We agreed, to an extent: most prepaid cards charge for everything under the sun, including withdrawals, purchases, and balance […]