Think that frugality means sacrifice? Not necessarily. These four suggestions help you cut costs, not enjoyment.
by: David Ning | channel: Banking, Entertainment, Lifestyle
Big banks are beginning to institute monthly fees for using their debit cards. Thankfully, there are several ways to avoid paying out. Find out how.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Banking
Lack of access to the banking system has been an expensive burden on the poor. Just recently, a surge in new financial products make it a lot less expensive to be unbanked.
Are you ready to go totally electronic? Paper checks may be on their way out permanently. Learn what you need to know about making the switch.
by: Tisha Tolar | channel: Banking
I know people who never write checks, but I'm not one of them. Here's why.
“Credit cards and debit cards have the exact same benefits.” I’ve heard this statement for a long time, but I wanted to test it out to see if it is true.
by: Craig Ford | channel: Banking, Credit Cards, Debt Management
Using a debit card is a great way to access cash and pay for items while traveling. But it’s not infallible; let’s explore tips for using your debit card safely.
by: Nora Dunn | channel: Banking, Travel
Looking in my wallet, there are no less than 5 prepaid debit or gift cards hiding at any one time.
by: Linsey Knerl | channel: Credit Cards, Shopping
A few month ago, my husband received an unsolicited Visa Debit Card from NetSpend and I wrote about it here on Wise Bread. What I found interesting was that several commenters defe
by: Xin Lu | channel: Consumer Affairs, Credit Cards
This is my story of shock, anger, and finally disgust at the practices of netSpend.
Debit cards might be better than credit cards because in theory, you'll spend less if you are only paying with money you have. But how do debit cards stack up in terms of fees and
by: Will Chen | channel: Credit Cards
I recommend carrying some actual cash money. When I do that, a lot of people say, "Why? Everyplace I go takes credit and debit cards." In fact, I know people who brag about spen
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance
The fine print on credit card offers is not terribly easy to understand, especially if you have not encountered all of the possible scenarios that generate interest charges and fee
by: Julie Rains | channel: Credit Cards
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