I am not a fan of actual credit cards and I admit that I got myself into a little trouble with them in the past. No I didn't run up thousands in debt, but I guess I picked the wrong cards that cost me more and still damaged my credit. So now that I refuse to get a real credit card I started opening my mind up to the idea of prepaid cards. I feel they are safe to use (nobody can run your card up) and you won't owe a dime at the end of the month since the money has to be on the card in order to use it. I have tried a couple cards but like the American Express Serve card. There are no monthly fees to have it, no fees to use it and no fees through them to load it (unless you use a credit card to fund it.) No interest added onto your account as you will not be holding a balance due. If you choose Money Pak to load it, you do have to pay the Money Pak fee to put money on tho. But most prepaid cards require you to have so many purchases to prevent monthly fees and Serve does not do this. I have had one for 6 months now and have not paid one fee - even on months I have not used it and had a very low balance If you hear about the Serve card and are wondering if it is good, it is great! And it is accepted everywhere that American Express is accepted.