Dollars and Sense

The Pros and Cons of Pre-Paid Bank Cards

There are definite pluses to having a pre-paid Visa, MasterCard, etc. You can use them for online purchases where you don't want to enter a credit or debit card number. They can also be helpful for sticking to a budget, or to limit/supervise your teen's spending. However, what is not widely known is that pre-paid divisions of… Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Pre-Paid Bank Cards

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Dollars and Sense

Using Banking Alerts To Your Advantage

I have learned the hard way that it is much, much easier to dispute a purchase right away before it posts to your account (which takes 24-48 hours), rather than after it shows up on your statement. Text and email alerts are the fastest way to know if someone else is buying e-cigarettes with your credit… Continue reading Using Banking Alerts To Your Advantage