Banks (especially big banks) tend to be vilified in the media. But there are some very good reasons to be thankful we have them.
Think that frugality means sacrifice? Not necessarily. These four suggestions help you cut costs, not enjoyment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking in my wallet, there are no less than 5 prepaid debit or gift cards hiding at any one time.
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
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
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
If you've never paid attention to the fine print of a credit card, now's the time to learn what a credit card really is, and why it's so costly to carry a balance.
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