Category Archives: Debit

Are Prepaid Debit Cards a Budget Tool or a Bust for Chicago Consumers?

Imagine that you could set a spending limit for your credit card – when you reach the limit, it simply stops working. Sounds like a great way to stick to your budget, right? Many consumers are doing just that with prepaid debit cards, the reloadable Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover cards you can buy… Read More »

How Prepaid Debit Cards Might Be Costing Budget-Conscious Atlanta Consumers

At first glance, prepaid cards might look like a dream come true for those of us with growing credit card debt, according to a recent story. By loading one of the many prepaid debit cards available at the local drugstore or supermarket with a certain amount of money, we can swipe it like a… Read More »

Big Banks Add New Fees to Counter Passage of Financial Reform Bill

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again – it could be the motto of big banks following Thursday’s passage of the financial regulation bill. Banks have for months been attempting to stop the legislation, which will cut into their profits from debit card fees – and which could in turn lower prices for… Read More »

Pros and Cons of Financial Overhaul Bill for Chicago Consumers

It looks like the financial reform bill will pass – though just barely. But what does it mean for you – and specifically, for that debt you’re carrying around? If all goes according to plan, the overhaul will do more than aim to avert another financial crisis, say Chicago bankruptcy attorneys. It will alter the… Read More »

What the Financial Overhaul Bill Can and Can’t Do for Atlanta Consumers

It was years in the making, but it looks the financial reform bill is finally on its way to becoming a reality. The question now is, how much will it actually reform – especially for those of us overwhelmed by debt? You’ve probably heard about how the overhaul aims to reorganize the financial system to… Read More »