Celebs hawking cards

Don’t be lured by famous faces marketing preloaded cards. They often come with hidden fees.



From the April 2013 issue of the magazine.


Woman With Shopping Bags Wearing High Heels
Credit-card companies have been using celebrities to sell their preloaded debit and credit cards for years. Just watch out for the fees.

  • Usher Raymond IV Debit MasterCard

    The prepaid card’s $25 activation fee had users singing the blues.

  • Kardashian Prepaid MasterCard

    A $59.95 annual fee and $7.95 monthly fee led this card to being pulled.

  • Suze Orman Prepaid MasterCard

    Financial guru flogs $3 monthly fee card as credit alternative.

  • Justin Bieber Prepaid MasterCard

    With multiple fees this card isn’t as smart as the pop star would have you “beliebing.”

    Bieber and SpendSmart launched a video series in mid-April to promote the card:

2 comments on “Celebs hawking cards

  1. you have got to come up with a credit card in canada , for people on low income
    or very low income -ie: social assistance


  2. This piece was cogent, wewtllrit-en, and pithy.


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