Posts Tagged ‘debit cards’

Currency exchange is usually unavoidable when you’re traveling to a different country. Because there are so many countries that don’t accept the United States Dollar, and many vendors and retailers only accept cash, you’ll need to exchange money. Depending on how much you plan on spending, where you’re going, and how long you’ll be traveling […]

  There are a lot of available options for transferring funds, whether it’s for business or personal purposes. But when cost is the primary concern, consider some of these low-cost options: Your bank Your bank can assist you with various types of money transfers. If you’re simply transferring money from one account to another at […]

Prepaid debit cards gained nationwide popularity in the 1990’s as more consumers were unable to qualify for traditional credit cards, or simply preferred not to have a credit card. Some of the benefits of opening a prepaid debit card include: Security  Carrying around large amounts of cash can be unsafe; even carrying around a regular […]

With just a few keystrokes and the click of a mouse, you can order just about anything from around the world, even in the middle of the night while you’re hanging out at home in your PJ’s. The wonders of e-commerce allow for an easy, convenient shopping experience in the virtual world. Here are some […]

Here are some ways to make the most out of your online shopping: Use the Google shopping tool One of the fastest ways to find what you’re looking for is by using Google’s shopping engine. Just key in what you’re looking to buy, and it instantly checks all online retailers and gives you a list […]

  Whenever you use your credit or debit card at a retailer, you put that information at risk should there ever be a data breach. One recent example of a major data breach that made headlines was the Target data breach, when information was stolen from at least 40 million customers. What can you do […]

Many people don’t think twice about using their debit card to pay for a restaurant bill. But should you avoid doing so and use an alternative form of payment? A common practice in other countries is for servers to bring portable credit card machines right to the table so that the card never leaves the […]

With no interest rates or credit card fees to worry about, it seems that using a debit card is the ideal way to shop online, but this could actually be an unsafe practice. Disadvantages of debit card use online include: Merchant disputes If you are unsatisfied with your merchandise or something goes wrong, you will […]

Do you stick to just cash when it comes to purchases? You may want to re-think your method of spending the next time you’re shopping. The use of debit cards and credit cards can offer a great deal of benefits and perks that won’t come with using cash. Protection for your transactions When you use […]