Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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

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

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 2:21 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A global ring of thieves drained $40 million from ATMs worldwide in less than 24 hours.

Friday, February 01, 2013 5:17 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The CFPB is taking a closer look at deals between banks and colleges to market and issue financial products to students.

Friday, January 04, 2013 6:05 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Justin Bieber is singing “Banking, banking, banking OOH!” these days as he backs a prepaid card through the company BillMyParents.

Thursday, November 01, 2012 12:11 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The way we bank is rapidly changing. Here are five trends one expert sees emerging in the next few years.

Monday, September 10, 2012 11:25 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A new prepaid debit card helps keep rehabbing addicts from making purchases at places that could endanger their recovery.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 3:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Prepaid debit cards are playing a number of roles for U.S. consumers these days.

Thursday, June 14, 2012 12:47 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

New research from a famous behavioral economist shows people who wouldn’t steal cash might feel fine stealing money loaded on a prepaid debit card.

Thursday, May 31, 2012 5:04 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Hundreds of colleges have cut deals with banks to build fee-laden debit cards and prepaid debit cards into the school IDs they issue to students.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 4:41 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A new study shows many consumers who could get free checking are open to using prepaid debit cards and paying more than $4 for the privilege. Why?

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