Posts Tagged ‘debit cards’

  Shopping online can be fun and convenient, and it can even save you a lot of money if you take advantage of sales and other promotions. But it’s also important to be cautious when you shop online so that you don’t compromise your finances. After all, shopping online often means inputting very important information, […]

  Shopping online can be fun and convenient, and it can even save you a lot of money if you take advantage of sales and other promotions. But it’s also important to be cautious when you shop online so that you don’t compromise your finances. After all, shopping online often means inputting very important information, […]

For smaller purchases and everyday transactions, many people don’t put too much thought into whether they should use a debit card or a credit card. But since your debit card is linked to your bank account and may not offer the same level of protection as a credit card, there are certain instances in which […]

For smaller purchases and everyday transactions, many people don’t put too much thought into whether they should use a debit card or a credit card. But since your debit card is linked to your bank account and may not offer the same level of protection as a credit card, there are certain instances in which […]

When your bank account balance isn’t enough for debit card charges and checks to go through, one of two things will happen: the transactions will be denied, or you will overdraft. For each transaction that overdrafts, you will have to pay a fee. If you’re not careful, you can end up overdrafting multiple times and […]

Although some prepaid cards come with extra fees, it will soon be easier to find the ones that have lower (or no) fees. Visa® has plans to make it more convenient for consumers to determine which cards come with fees, and how much these fees are, by assigning a special designation to each type of […]

If you’re getting ready to go on vacation, you may have been advised to bring traveler’s checks with you instead of credit cards or too much cash. Printed with a set value, traveler’s checks can be cashed or redeemed, a little at a time, once you’ve arrived at your destination and need money. Traveler’s checks […]

Prepaid cards and secured credit cards have a somewhat similar concept, and as a result, it’s common for these two types of credit cards to get mixed up. While they do have similarities, they have one main difference: only one will help you to rebuild your credit. If you are looking to rebuild your credit […]

Knowing which items don’t show up on your credit report can help to give you a better understanding on which types of financial activities will influence your credit score. While there is plenty of activity that will show up on your credit report and affect your score, there are a lot of things that won’t. […]