No, your debit card is NOT the same thing as your credit card. For one, it doesn't afford the same protections in the case of fraudulent charges.
What one writer learned on her summer vacation is that America is behind the times when it comes to secure credit card transactions.
Ready to rethink your relationship with your money? It's not as hard as you might think.
A new federal study shows how banks pile charges onto their customers, and offers ideas on how to avoid those charges.
And would you want to? We examine the good, the bad, and the challenging of life without plastic.
Expect less direct-mail advertising and a lot more social media and targeted ads, plus a big push for nontraditional bank customers.
If you use prepaid debit cards, be clear upfront what fees you will face. There will be plenty.
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