Netspend Blog


  • How to Get and Use a Virtual Card Number

    Not all card issuers offer virtual card numbers, but a few of them do, including Capital One, Citi, and Netspend.1To get a virtual card number for your Netspend Account, sign in to your Online Account Center to create your temporary number. You'll select which prepaid card you want to link to the virtual card number.
  • Best Ways to Use Your Stimulus Check

    2020 was a challenging financial year for many people, and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act offered many Americans relief from some of the money stressors caused by the COVID pandemic. With two stimulus checks behind us, there's now a third stimulus payment on the horizon.
  • How to Not Overspend on Holiday Gifts

    The holiday season is just around the corner. Holidays are a special opportunity to spend time with loved ones while exchanging gifts and creating lasting memories. However, for some people, the holidays are stressful. The financial burdens of traveling to see family and shopping for presents can put an unwelcome strain on their budget. These smart holiday shopping tips will show you how to buy holiday gifts without going over your budget.
  • How to Save on Travel During the Holidays

    It's not news that travel can be very costly, no matter what time of year it is. When you add up the price of gas, plane tickets, hotels, car rental, and baggage charges, it always ends up costing more than you might think.
  • How to Shop Black Friday Deals and Save

    Black Friday 2020 is just around the corner, and many of us are gearing up to take full advantage of the savings. This year, holiday shopping is likely to look a bit different due to COVID-19. Meaning, fewer people lining up for midnight doorbuster deals on Thanksgiving night, and more people opting to take advantage of their favorite retailers' online offers instead.
  • Finding Work During COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unemployment rates to soar as businesses make cutbacks to try and stay afloat. With so many people looking for work, it is all the more difficult to find a new job. However, there are still some businesses that are hiring and finding a job is still possible in the current climate.
  • Your Guide to Filing for Unemployment Benefits

    When you lose your job or have your hours reduced, it can create a great deal of stress in an already difficult time. Even if you're not making any money, your monthly bills still need to get paid. While you're looking for a new job, unemployment benefits provide temporary income to help cover your monthly expenses. This unemployment benefits guide will help you understand what they are, who is eligible, and how to easily set up direct deposit to receive your benefits each month. Also, we cover the recent changes to unemployment benefits as a result of COVID-19.
  • 6 Smart Resolutions for the New Year

    The end of the year is truly the best time to evaluate your financial situation. This is when credit card companies and banks send end-of-year statements to their customers. Employers will soon send the necessary forms for filing 2019 taxes.
  • Tips for Saving Money Through Couponing

    There are plenty of tips out there for saving money, but few of them produce the same kind of immediate savings that you can find with couponing. Coupons instantly reduce the amount you pay at checkout so you spend less on the items you use most. Investing a little time in couponing can produce significant savings. If it has been a while since you clipped coupons in the Sunday paper, here are some tips for saving money that will get you up to speed and help you make the most of couponing.
  • Travel Cheap - How to Budget Travel the Right Way

    Traveling can feel like a luxury that is beyond your budget, but there are some travel hacks that will help you get out of town without spending too much. If you are willing to do some research and be flexible with your plans, then you may be able to enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating trip. Keep reading for tips on how to travel cheap.
  • 5 Easy Ways to Save Money when Grocery Shopping

    Grocery shopping is one of those necessary expenses that can eat (pun intended) away at your monthly budget. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to save money at the grocery store. With a little research and planning, you can learn where to shop and what to shop for to master your grocery list. To help you get started, here are 5 easy ways to save money when grocery shopping.
  • 4 Essential Tips to Help Stretch Your Budget and Make Your Money Go Further

    You may not be able to double your income overnight, but you can stretch your budget and work to get the most out of your money. Instead of being a passive consumer, you can advocate for yourself and start to be more conscious about how and where you spend your money. Following these 4 essential tips can help you stretch your budget without feeling like you have to sacrifice every little thing.