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Prepaid Cards: How to Spot Hefty Fees

By Liz Crenshaw and Patti Petitte
|  Monday, Sep 23, 2013  |  Updated 7:12 PM EDT
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If you don't choose the right card, a prepaid card will end up costing you.

Liz Crenshaw, Patti Petitte

If you don't choose the right card, a prepaid card will end up costing you.

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Prepaid cards started as an alternative to checking accounts, and they are more popular now than ever.

In fact, a recent study by CardHub.com shows money loaded on prepaid cards tripled in the past four years.

But if you don't choose the right card, a prepaid card will end up costing you.

The best and worst prepaid cards:

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