Debit Card http://www.kplu.org en Should you use debit or credit? http://www.kplu.org/post/should-you-use-debit-or-credit <p>When you&#39;re not paying with cash, do you prefer a credit card or a debit card?</p><p>Organizations such as the <a href="http://alaskaoregonwesternwashington.bbb.org/article/Debit-Card-Dangers-32557">Better Business Bureau</a> and <a href="http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/money/credit-loan/debit-cards/the-dark-secrets-of-debit-9-07/overview/the-dark-secrets-of-debit-ov.htm">Consumer Reports</a> prefer the security of credit cards.&nbsp;</p><p>On this week&#39;s Money Matters, financial commentator Greg Heberlein and KPLU&#39;s Dave Meyer agree that credit cards offer the most security and benefits, but find debit cards still have a useful role to play.</p><p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Greg Heberlein 4196 at http://www.kplu.org Should you use debit or credit? Wash. pays JPMorgan more for electronic benefits than other states http://www.kplu.org/post/wash-pays-jpmorgan-more-electronic-benefits-other-states <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &ndash; JPMorgan Chase charges Washington approximately 700-thousand dollars a month to issue food and cash welfare benefits via debit card. But public records show Washington is paying a premium compared to other states. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins continues our coverage of Washington&rsquo;s electronic benefits program.</p> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 18:16:17 +0000 Austin Jenkins 2099 at http://www.kplu.org State pays a premium for use of debit card service http://www.kplu.org/post/state-pays-premium-use-debit-card-service <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &ndash; Washington spends nearly four times what Michigan does to provide food and cash benefits via debit card. That&rsquo;s just one of the findings in a recent survey of what states are paying large financial institutions to provide welfare benefits electronically.</p><p> Thu, 14 Jul 2011 17:38:01 +0000 Austin Jenkins 2089 at http://www.kplu.org Welfare cards used at out-of-state liquor stores, strip clubs http://www.kplu.org/post/welfare-cards-used-out-state-liquor-stores-strip-clubs <p>Some Washington welfare recipients are withdrawing cash at out-of-state liquor stores, smoke shops and even strip clubs. That’s the finding of a public radio investigation into welfare debit card use outside Washington’s borders. The finding comes at a time when the state’s welfare program is $82 million in the red.</p><p> Wed, 15 Dec 2010 15:56:31 +0000 Austin Jenkins 361 at http://www.kplu.org Welfare cards used at out-of-state liquor stores, strip clubs