According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, consumers will load an estimated $200 billion on prepaid cards this year. But if you're considering one of these cards, you may want to think twice before you randomly pick one off the rack.
A study released last month by Consumer Reports says there are significant differences in the value provided by the various cards on the market. The report highlighted three cards that it says offer the best deal to consumers. http://www.money-rates.com/news/best-prepaid-cards.htm