Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:56 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Whom can you trust when it comes to protecting your identity? Apparently no one, as this week’s sentencing of an Alabama jailer for tax ID theft shows.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 3:18 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

Credit cards are taking back market share from debit and prepaid ones — a sign our Recessionary scars are healing.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 6:00 am
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

There’s a loophole in the law that protects your bank debit card against errors, fraud and lost cards, and those protections don’t apply to most prepaid cards.

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

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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

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