Store Display of Many Reloadable Prepaid Cards

    Best Prepaid Debit Cards of 2021

    Choosing the best prepaid debit card can be challenging. We’ll review the benefits and pitfalls to help you choose the best card. Prepaid debit cards have come a long way in the last several years. Once believed to be used only by those unable to get a checking account, prepaid cards have found their way […]

    Best Teen Prepaid Cards

    Best Prepaid Debit Cards for Teens and Students (2021)

    We’ve reviewed and ranked the best teen prepaid debit cards. Here are all features important to teens and their parents. For teens, prepaid debit cards can provide an easy way to track and manage their money. And they offer the convenience and security of a credit card or checking account debit card. For parents, prepaid […]

    Use Prepaid Cards To Budget Holiday Spending

    Use Prepaid Cards to Take the Stress Out of Holiday Spending

    Holiday gift-buying can derail your financial planning. Prepaid cards can provide some tools to help keep on track and lower the stress. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And most Americans dread it, according to a Lending Tree poll. Why? In a word–overspending. Most consumers feel under pressure to buy holiday gifts for family […]

    Number of Unbanked Grows Amidst the Pandemic

    Last month, the FDIC released its biennial survey data showing that the number of unbanked U.S. households dropped to 5.4%–its lowest level since the survey was started in 2009. The term “unbanked” refers to households without an account at any bank or credit union. But that may be changing during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to […]

    COVID hasn't killed cash

    COVID Hasn’t Killed Cash

    While the pandemic has caused disruptions throughout the economy, cash isn’t one of its casualties. According to Atm Marketplace, “The amount of U.S. currency in circulation just skyrocketed with the COVID shutdown in March,” [David] Lott [payment risk expert for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta] said, and in October, U.S. currency totaled $2 trillion. […]