Wal-Mart Prepaid Cards Have Been Glitchy This Week

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Wal-Mart Prepaid Cards Have Been Glitchy This Week

Wal-Mart Prepaid Cards Have Been Glitchy This Week

Wal-Mart prepaid card users have taken to social media over the last few days to complain about problems with their MoneyCard accounts. “NO ACCESS ONLINE OR THROUGH PHONE,” Rob Evol wrote on Credit.com’s Facebook page this Thursday. “WHAT LAWYER DO WE CALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” On Monday, another accountholder alleged on the page that she was unable to... Read More

Are Debit Cards & ATM Cards the Same Thing?

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Are Debit Cards & ATM Cards the Same Thing?

Are Debit Cards & ATM Cards the Same Thing?

You may think of ATM cards and debit cards as the “you say tomato, I say tomato” of personal finance. And, at one point, they may have been considered the same thing. But, nowadays, there’s an important distinction between the two. “An ATM card is used at an ATM machine to get money,” Jason Oxman, CEO of... Read More

Can I Use My Debit Card to Get a Credit Card?

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Can I Use My Debit Card to Get a Credit Card?

Can I Use My Debit Card to Get a Credit Card?

Don’t be fooled by your debit card’s appearance. It may look and even swipe (or dip) like a credit card, but your debit card isn’t helping you build credit. As such, you’re not necessarily going to be able to score an actual credit card just by using yours responsibly. “Debit cards are essentially plastic checks,”... Read More

4 Tips for Protecting Your Debit Card

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4 Tips for Protecting Your Debit Card

4 Tips for Protecting Your Debit Card

You may think you know all about debit cards, but they can be dangerous and leave you vulnerable to scammers. In fact, they may feel safer than credit cards since you are spending your existing money instead of borrowing. But if someone gets access to your debit card, they can get access to your checking account. And... Read More

What Happens If I Swipe My Debit Card as ‘Credit’?

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What Happens If I Swipe My Debit Card as ‘Credit’?

What Happens If I Swipe My Debit Card as ‘Credit’?

It’s a question we’ve all heard when shopping: “Credit or debit?” It seems straightforward, just the cashier asking you what type of payment card you’re using, but there’s actually a lot more history to that question than you might think. Debit and credit transactions are processed differently: Here’s how MasterCard explained it in an emailed... Read More

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