Avoiding the bank? Don't worry, they'll never find you with that tin foil hat. Jokes aside, a prepaid card can be a useful tool to manage your finances if a traditional checking account isn't for you. Whether you are looking for a prepaid Visa or a prepaid MasterCard, here are our top choices for prepaid debit cards, as well as some debit card alternatives for non-traditional banks.
Looking for something else? Jump below the fold for some additional options. If you disagree with our assessment, we'd love to hear how you prefer to bank. Shoot us an e-mail. Change our mind and be handsomely rewarded with a roll of tin foil for your next hat. Just kidding. You'll get TPJ swag.
Here are some more pieces of plastic that will allow you to direct deposit electronic money into an invisible machine and then buy goods and services with said electronic money.