Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, June 06, 2012 4:58 pm
By Claes Bell ·

Cash is no longer king when it comes to retail purchases, as debit cards and credit cards continue their takeover of payments.

Friday, March 16, 2012 9:00 am
By David McMillin ·

A new study shows prepaid fees may be lower than checking account fees for certain consumers.

Friday, February 10, 2012 4:42 pm
By Claes Bell ·

Even before Suze Orman released her “Approved Card,” John Ulzheimer, president of consumer education at, was a fierce critic of prepaid debit cards. But having a high-profile personal finance personality like Orman endorse prepaid cards as an alternative to traditional checking accounts and credit cards touched off a barrage of criticism from Ulzheimer and

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 4:28 pm
By Claes Bell ·

Looks like personal finance celebrity Suze Orman will be joining Russell Simmons, the cast of Twilight and Lil Wayne in introducing a branded prepaid debit card. Orman’s Approved Card is much like the other entrants in the market, providing the ability to make debit card transactions without a conventional checking account, and charging a la