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Save money and make prudent decisions. Our articles and analysis aim to provide fact-based analysis to make it easier to understand borrowing, fees, rates, and payments. Our articles can help you make informed financial decisions to protect yourself and save money. Get the facts so you can make a decision that's best for your situation.

Prepaid Card Calculator

Updated December 01, 2014 - Cards

Prepaid cards have many different fees and the best card varies based on how you use it. Our prepaid card calculator takes inputs on how you plan to use the card, automatically calculates the different fees, and ranks the cards based on cost. The resulting table also provides detailed reviews and a fee breakdown under “More Info.”

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What Is A Secured Credit Card

Updated December 01, 2014 - Cards

What is a secured credit card?

A secured credit card is just like a regular credit card in the way that it is used. The main difference is that in order to obtain a secured credit card, you must deposit money up front with the bank that issues the card. This refundable deposit is held by the bank in an

The Best Secured Credit Cards For Bad Credit

Updated December 01, 2014 - Cards

The Secured Card is back in 2012. If you have bad credit, you know that bad-credit credit cards can be pretty nasty. The unsecured, sub-prime cards had a lot of fine print and miscellaneous fees that meant that by the time you get your card, most of your credit limit was used to pay initial card fees. The Card Act