Archive for the 'Pre-paid Credit Cards' Category

 Clearing Up the Considerable Confusion
in Plastic Terminology:Prepaid Debit Cards,
Debit Cards, Secured Credit Cards, Prepaid Credit Cards, Unsecured Credit Cards, Charge Cards,
Gift Cards

By John Ulzheimer Ok, I get it…the world of financial services can be complicated and confusing. It’s hard to calculate APRs, and it’s hard to forecast interest paid on long term credit card debt. And, according to a recent survey by VantageScore Solutions and The Consumer Federation of America, consumers don’t know very much about credit [...]



 Cards for the Bank or Plastic Averse

Reloadable prepaid cards are magic bullets to help overspenders and those who steer clear of banks. But they won’t build your credit and can cost you plenty in fees if you’re not careful. “If you know what questions to ask and you spend some time shopping, prepaid cards can be a positive tool for managing [...]



 Five Smart Tips On Choosing a Prepaid Debit Card

1. Use: Determine where and how you will use the card, to pay bills, save, shop, buy groceries, or get cash at the ATM. Also, decide what features are important for you to have with a card such as a savings program so you find the one that best meets your needs. Cards can be [...]



 The 411 on Prepaid Cards

By Jason Alderman Senior Director, Global Financial Education, Visa, Inc. According to Gail Cunningham, spokesperson for the NFCC, we live in a credit-dominated society. “Without a checking or savings account,” she says, “it’s difficult to cash payroll, Social Security and unemployment checks; you need a credit or debit card to shop online, book a flight [...]