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Pre-paid Credit Cards

When is the Right Time to Get Your First Credit Card?

Is there an ideal age for someone to get  his or her first credit card?  Learning how to properly manage and pay off debt can be important lessons for the long haul. But a credit card in the hands of someone who has yet to learn personal financial responsibility can result in long-lasting consequences.   According to CNBC, the  optimal age for many people to get their first credit card …Read More

Clearing Up the Considerable Confusionin Plastic Terminology:Prepaid Debit Cards,Debit Cards, Secured Credit Cards, Prepaid Credit Cards, Unsecured Credit Cards, Charge Cards,Gift Cards

By John Ulzheimer Ok, I get it…the world of financial services can be complicated and confusing. It’s hard to calculate APRs, and it’s hard to forecast interest paid on long term credit card debt. And, according to a recent survey by VantageScore Solutions and The Consumer Federation of America, consumers don’t know very much about credit scores. But nothing, and I mean nothing, has caused more confusion lately than the misuse …Read More

Cards for the Bank or Plastic Averse

Reloadable prepaid cards are magic bullets to help overspenders and those who steer clear of banks. But they won’t build your credit and can cost you plenty in fees if you’re not careful. “If you know what questions to ask and you spend some time shopping, prepaid cards can be a positive tool for managing money and can even be a substitute for a traditional checking account,” says Jennifer Tescher, …Read More

The 411 on Prepaid Cards

By Jason Alderman Senior Director, Global Financial Education, Visa, Inc. According to Gail Cunningham, spokesperson for the NFCC, we live in a credit-dominated society. “Without a checking or savings account,” she says, “it’s difficult to cash payroll, Social Security and unemployment checks; you need a credit or debit card to shop online, book a flight or rent a car; and you may be forced to carry large amounts of cash …Read More