Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, April 10, 2014 1:58 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Study: Here’s why Americans believe prepaid cards are great for personal finances.

Saturday, March 08, 2014 6:05 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Prepaid card issuers are feeling new pressure to offer clear fee descriptions.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 6:38 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Payroll cards make it easier for businesses to pay employees who can’t or won’t use direct deposit.

Friday, September 07, 2012 12:30 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

These products are not covered by laws requiring disclosure of fees and terms.

Monday, July 11, 2011 12:46 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

MasterCard Worldwide has announced a new promotion to encourage consumers to use its prepaid spending cards. Like debit cards or gift cards, prepaid cards can be used instead of cash to shop at bricks-and-mortar stores or make purchases or pay bills online. The promotion offers two free movie tickets to anyone who gets and loads

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 4:43 pm
By Martha C. White · Bankrate.com

The National Consumer Law Center today released the results of a study it conducted on prepaid cards issued in 40 states to recipients of unemployment benefits. The study found that jobless Americans are at risk of having their meager benefit payments diminished by a bevy of poorly-communicated conditions that lead to the accrual of fees, some

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 1:42 pm
By Lucy Lazarony · Bankrate.com

To speed up tax refunds, the U.S. Department of Treasury is offering 600,000 prepaid debit cards to families who may not have a bank account. Letters inviting taxpayers to activate and use MyAccountCard prepaid Visa debit cards for their 2010 federal tax refunds are being mailed this week, according to a press release from the

Wednesday, December 01, 2010 11:11 am
By Lucy Lazarony · Bankrate.com

After being slammed by critics for its high fees, the Kardashian Kard Prepaid MasterCard has been pulled from the market. Those fees included a $1.50 fee for ATM withdrawals, a dollar fee if the ATM withdrawal or point-of-sale transaction was declined, and a $9.95 fee to replace a lost or stolen card.  And canceling the

Thursday, November 18, 2010 12:11 pm
By Leslie McFadden · Bankrate.com

In case you aren’t keeping up, the Kardashian sisters launched their very own Kardashian Prepaid MasterCard last week, in partnership with Mobile Resource Card. The website KardashianKard.com is marketing the prepaid card as a “fast and convenient way to manage money.” That convenience comes at a cost. The Kardashian Kard has “many of the same