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I keep hearing that the Bluebird by American Express card is a great, low-fee option for a prepaid card. But I don’t really know the difference between a prepaid card and a credit card. Can you explain?

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Of course. A prepaid card and a credit card may look the same, but they are very different. A prepaid card is closer to a debit card, because you are spending money you have already loaded onto the card. With a prepaid card, you will never go into debt the way you can with a credit card. Continue reading

My daughter just turned 13 and I’d like to get her an American Express prepaid card. Is she eligible? And how will it work? Will I be able to oversee her spending?

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This is perfect timing, because 13 is the age that kids must be to get a prepaid card. How it works is, you will need to apply for the card yourself, and then open up a Family Account. You’ll add your daughter to the account, and you can add funds to your own account, which you will then be able to… Continue reading

I’m trying to improve my credit score and I have an Amex Bluebird card. Will this help me build credit?

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Unfortunately, the answer is no, a prepaid card like the Bluebird card will not help you improve your credit score. Because a prepaid card allows you to spend your own money, not access a line of credit, it is not actually showing your… Continue reading

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