Buyer Beware: 7 Prepaid Cards With Hidden Fees
Buyer Beware: 7 Prepaid Cards With Hidden Fees
on May 26, 2016

An analysis of 10 prepaid debit cards found that seven failed to meet standards on disclosures that the federal government has proposed.

Consumer Bureau Proposes New Protections for Users of Prepaid Cards
Consumer Bureau Proposes New Protections for Users of Prepaid Cards
on November 13, 2014

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants prepaid card users to have financial protections similar to those enjoyed by consumers who have bank accounts and credit cards.

Americans Are More in Love With Prepaid Cards
Americans Are More in Love With Prepaid Cards
on February 7, 2014

These cards have lower fees and better terms than they did a few years ago, but they do have drawbacks.

7 Uses for Prepaid Cards You Haven’t Thought About
7 Uses for Prepaid Cards You Haven’t Thought About
on October 2, 2013

Parents like to use these cards to give allowances or emergency cash to older kids, but they have other uses that probably haven’t occurred to you.

The Best and Worst Prepaid Cards
The Best and Worst Prepaid Cards
on July 31, 2013

Prepaid cards are known for coming with a lot of fees — but some aren’t so bad, Consumer Reports says.

Prepaid Cards Are Replacing Paychecks at More Companies
Prepaid Cards Are Replacing Paychecks at More Companies
on July 5, 2013

Prepaid payroll cards can make money for banks, and save money for the employers who use them, but they come with heavy fees for employees, many of whom are already earning low wages.

$45 Million Stolen in Hours With Prepaid Cards
$45 Million Stolen in Hours With Prepaid Cards
on May 15, 2013

One of the most sophisticated cybercrime attacks ever was pulled off with the help of ‘cashing crews’ that accessed massive numbers of ATMs.

Scammers Now Accept Prepaid Cards
Scammers Now Accept Prepaid Cards
on March 11, 2013

The ripoffs are the same old deal, but now MoneyPak is an acceptable method to part you from your money.

Cartoon Characters Promote Prepaid Cards to Teenagers
Cartoon Characters Promote Prepaid Cards to Teenagers
on December 7, 2010

The Kardashian sisters may have put the kabosh on their high-fee credit card, but a slew of new celebrity/cartoon cards have just hit the market – and the fees aren’t too much better.

New Protections for Prepaid Debit Cards Unveiled
New Protections for Prepaid Debit Cards Unveiled
on October 6, 2016

A new federal rule will mean better protections for people who use one of the fastest-growing financial products.

8 Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards
8 Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards
on December 30, 2014

Prepaid debit cards have been criticized for having excessive fees, but that doesn’t mean that some aren’t worth considering. Here’s why.

Prepaid Credit Cards Costly
on September 14, 2009

Prepaid credit cards are convenient, but high fees make them a costly choice.

Why You Should Stop and Think Before Buying Holiday Gift Cards
Why You Should Stop and Think Before Buying Holiday Gift Cards
on November 15, 2016

Giving plastic cards is convenient, but is it really better than just writing a check? (Retailers hope you think so.)

Only 1 in 4 Americans Like Getting Gift Cards
Only 1 in 4 Americans Like Getting Gift Cards
on November 10, 2016

Most people — 73 percent — don’t like receiving gift cards. Find out what Americans really want under the tree this holiday season.

How to Get Your Hands on Free (or Nearly Free) Gift Cards
How to Get Your Hands on Free (or Nearly Free) Gift Cards
on February 16, 2016

It’s easier than you think. Find out which businesses routinely offer their customers free gift cards and other ways to get your hands on some free (or almost free) money.

New Scorecard Will Rate Student Debit Cards
New Scorecard Will Rate Student Debit Cards
on January 19, 2015

More colleges are turning to student debit cards to disburse financial aid, and some of those cards are laden with fees, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says.

6 Tips to Make Gift Cards More Personal
6 Tips to Make Gift Cards More Personal
on December 6, 2014

People love to give gift cards even though they seem like a gift that didn’t require a lot of thought. Here’s how to make them more personal.

Suze Orman’s Prepaid Card Is Being Discontinued
Suze Orman’s Prepaid Card Is Being Discontinued
on June 24, 2014

Users of the Approved Card are being urged to spend their remaining money on the plastic before July 1.

The Truth About Secured Credit Cards
The Truth About Secured Credit Cards
on March 17, 2014

Should you get a secured credit card to establish or rebuild your credit? It depends on your unique financial situation. Here’s why.

Review: PayPal Prepaid MasterCard by NetSpend
Review: PayPal Prepaid MasterCard by NetSpend
on January 7, 2014

If you’re a frequent user of PayPal, this prepaid debit card has some great features.

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