Category Archives: Debit

Teaching Kids Money Basics Can Prevent Chronic Credit Card Use

Many parents are shocked to find credit card offers addressed to their children in the mail – yet they don’t think twice about signing their kids up for prepaid debit cards. Credit card companies are smartly marketing prepaid cards as an easy way for parents to teach teens about money. We load a certain amount… Read More »

Credit Card Companies Targeting Kids With Prepaid Debit Cards

It used to be that kids wanted a cash allowance – today, they want a credit card of their own. Credit card companies like Visa and MasterCard are increasingly marketing prepaid debit cards to teens and preteens. And they’re convincing parents to buy the cards for their kids by pitching them as an easy way… Read More »

Chicago Shoppers Turning To Big Box Stores For Financial Services

Kmart’s latest blue light special might not be on clothing or toys, but on financial services. With millions of Americans looking for checking account alternatives to avoid rising bank fees, retailers like Kmart, Wal-Mart and Best Buy are jumping on the banking bandwagon, according to The Washington Post. Kmart, for instance, is testing out prepaid… Read More »

Retailers Begin Offering Banking Services to Atlanta Customers

How about a bank account with that new pair of socks and order of McNuggets? It’s possible at Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart has always been known for being a one-stop shop, but now the retailer – along with a number of other big-box stores – is taking the designation literally by offering financial services from prepaid cards… Read More »

Chicago Consumers Save Money With Phone Negotiations

You might think making more phone calls would cost you more money – at least on your phone bill. But placing a few selective calls can actually help your finances, say Chicago bankruptcy attorneys. Though they might not mention it, many common service providers are willing to negotiate a price – especially in today’s economy…. Read More »