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You’re Approved for Suze Orman’s card (but only if you already have a card)

Daniel Ray

The irony of it all. Financial personality Suze Orman’s new and controversial prepaid Approved card has a glitch that few in the media have reported on: In order to load the card with your money, you need to already have another form of plastic.
Her prepaid Approved card has generated gobs of press and decidedly mixed reviews, mostly over its fair-to-middling fee structure.
But this one aspect of the orange-hued celebrity’s purple-hued card really bugs me: the discussion of whether it may help those with no bank account (aka “the unbanked”) get a credit score. If you have to have a card to get the card, it’s highly likely you’re already “banked” and the point is moot.
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