Good-bye checking account, hello prepaid card Written by Maryalene LaPonsie January 18, 2013The big banks are tired of you leeching off them.
For years, they have given you free checking in the hopes you would also take out a mortgage, run up your credit card balance or stash away a tidy sum in your savings account. But instead, you've been content to use your checking account and bypass [...]Posted in:Prepaid Credit Cards
Two sides of Suze Orman's prepaid card Written by Geoff Williams January 12, 2012It may be called "The Approved Card," but it's being met with mixed approval.
As you probably know, Suze Orman, personal finance guru and star of her own CNBC show, "The Suze Orman Show," has been in the news a lot this week due to the debut of her new MasterCard prepaid card, The Approved Card. [...]Posted in:Prepaid Credit Cards
Why 2012 will be the year of prepaid credit cards Written by Geoff Williams January 6, 2012Prepaid cards have something of a bad image -- hidden fees, no protection if they're stolen, not a method of building credit -- but mark my words, that image is going to improve.
If you've been pondering the pros and cons of getting into a prepaid credit card, and you're still on the fence, read on. [...]Posted in:Prepaid Credit Cards
BillMyParents: the sequel Written by Geoff Williams July 27, 2011A few weeks ago, I had a jolly ol' time writing about a new prepaid card called BillMyParents, which, like the name suggests, is a card that teenagers can use to spend on things, and Mom and Dad pick up the bill. I enjoyed having fun at BillMyParents' expense since, after all, the creators of [...]Posted in:Prepaid Credit Cards
Will prepaid credit card fees drop thanks to failed lawsuit against Kardashians? Written by Geoff Williams June 14, 2011The drama surrounding the infamous Mobile Resource Card, much better known as the Kardashian Kard, is almost over.
In case you haven't heard, Revenue Resource Group, the Clovis, Calif. company that produced the well-known reloadable credit card, attempted to sue the reality television stars and sisters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, as well as their mother, [...]Posted in:Prepaid Credit Cards
Teenage dream: the BillMyParents prepaid card Written by Geoff Williams June 7, 2011For you parents who love the idea of your kid spending your money, your moment has finally arrived. Now that I'm aware of BillMyParents, I sure am wishing the years away and I'm excited about my daughters, 7 and 9, someday becoming teenagers, so we can sign up for this reloadable prepaid MasterCard.
I've been asked [...]Posted in:Prepaid Credit Cards