Prepaid cards are a boon for anyone who wants to manage their budget or just have an alternative to paying cash. They're also a good fit for parents who want to monitor the spending of their children and teens or for those with poor or limited credit who aren't eligible for a credit card. Prepaid cards allow users to make online bill payments and other purchases without worrying about cash, interest rates or late fees. Many will also appreciate that they don't require a credit check for approval. We've reviewed the top prepaid cards from our partners below. When looking for a prepaid card, we recommend you read through the fee structure so no fees come as a surprise later. The downside to prepaid cards is that they won't help rebuild your credit history because they don't report to the credit bureaus. If you are interested in cards that can help rebuild your credit, take a look at our secured credit card reviews.
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