Mythbusters! 3 Myths About Having a Budget Debunked

Is creating a budget a perennial task on your to-do list? You’re not alone. A Gallup poll found that only 32 percent of U.S. households follow a budget. Below, TFG Card Solutions debunks three of the biggest myths about budgeting. Continue reading


Receive Your Tax Return on Your TFG Card

It’s time to prepare for tax season. If you are anticipating receiving a federal tax refund in 2015, waiting for that check from the IRS can be frustrating. Instead of waiting around, wondering “Where is my refund?” did you know you can speed up the process? According to the IRS, you can receive your tax refund via direct deposit more quickly than a paper check. Plus, direct deposit eliminates the chances your check will be lost or stolen. Continue reading


TFG Partners with Amed Healthcare Group

TEXAS CITY, Texas – Amed Healthcare Group, a comprehensive company in the healthcare industry, has partnered with established payroll card services company, TFG Card Solutions. This partnership allows Amed Healthcare Group to provide its employees with the benefit of receiving payments via direct deposit using the TFG Visa® Payroll Card.

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TFG Card Solutions Launches Corporate Giving Program, Beginning With Oregon Food Bank

TFG Card Solutions is proud to announce the commencement of a new corporate giving program, which will support local organizations through the efforts of our enthusiastic team member-volunteers and contributions.

In the spirit of the holidays TFG chose to host a food drive for The Oregon Food Bank as the first initiative of the giving program. The Oregon Food Bank provides emergency food to people who are hungry through a cooperative statewide network of hunger-relief agencies, helping 1 in 5 households fend off hunger.

To make things interesting, we split the entire office into two teams and had a competition to see which team could bring in the most food items in the week leading up to our corporate holiday party.  The team captains were Lucy Vega, Office Manager and Monica Herrera, Sales Coordinator.  The team captains creatively inspired their teams each day to get the most cans to support the food drive. The results were amazing.

“Most of the individuals in our office have a passion for their separate charities and giving back to their communities. We wanted to bring the company together as a team and work to support charities across the city as a whole. Our new corporate giving program is the perfect way to do so. When we started the food drive for the Oregon Food Bank I knew the team would do a great job, what they delivered is, quite frankly, astonishing.  I can say without hesitation that I have never been more proud of our team,” said TFG’s President Tom Secor.

The results of our food drive were outstanding with Lucy’s team winning and bringing in 1,261 food items and Monica’s team coming in at a very close second with 1,071 food items. Of course, the real winner of all of this was The Oregon Food Bank who received 2,332 items in total to help fight hunger. TFG’s official contribution weighed in at 1,871 pounds, enough to feed hundreds of people.

If you or your business wishes to donate to The Oregon Food Bank, visit http://www.oregonfoodbank.org/ for more information.


TFG Announces New Brand – the SOLE™ PayCard

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 17, 2014 – Today, TFG Card Solutions, Inc., a leader in the payroll card industry, launched a new brand named the SOLE™ PayCard. The brand carries the slogan “Your money, one card,” reflecting the goals of the new program—to give un- and underbanked Americans one financial tool to manage all of their money.

The new brand will include multiple products to help unbanked employees receive direct deposit payroll. The first product, launching immediately, is the SOLE™ Payroll MasterCard®. The SOLE Visa® Payroll Card will be available in early 2015. TFG will launch its new website, www.solepaycard.com, in the coming weeks. Currently www.solepaycard.com houses a login link for SOLE™ Payroll MasterCard® cardholders as well as a redirect to TFG’s current site www.tfgcard.com.

“The new branding initiative was a proactive move to give cardholders a better experience and a brand that resonates with them,” said Lindsay Gobel Wilson, Director of Marketing at TFG Card Solutions. “We wanted to deliver what employers want: an easy-to-use tool that enables their un- and underbanked employees to have all the resources of a traditional bank account. The SOLE initiative reflects our resolve to further serve the underserved,” Wilson added.

About TFG Card Solutions

Founded in 2004 and based in Portland, Ore., TFG Card Solutions offers various payroll cards to help businesses of all sizes increase direct deposit participation; maximizing their current direct deposit system and empowering unbanked employees. Payroll cards offer cost savings to companies by eliminating the cost of paper checks and to employees by eliminating the necessity of inconvenient and expensive check-cashing stores. For more information, visit www.tfgcard.com, www.solepaycard.com, or call ­800-457-5809.


TFG Card Solutions Partners With Premier Staffing Company

SUGAR LAND, Texas– Texas-founded staffing company Hire Resource Staffing (HRS) partners with leading payroll prepaid card company TFG Card Solutions. This partnership benefits HRS’s unbanked and underbanked employees, who now have access to many of the resources of a traditional banking account. The TFG card eliminates the need for paper checks and cuts cost by improving efficiencies and increasing convenience for employers and employees.  Continue reading


Your TFG Paycard & Online Shopping: Find Deals & Maximize Savings with Online Shopping

Online shopping’s popularity has skyrocketed in recent years—and for good reason. If you know what you want, you can locate an item instantly and have it shipped to you. If you even have a vague idea of what you want, you can type in any combination of search items: sizes, colors, styles, etc., and receive a list of possibilities. The only requirement to shop online is a debit or credit card. This is where TFG comes in. You can use your TFG Visa payroll card on any online shopping site.  Continue reading


TFG Card Solutions Partners with DCS Facility Services

DCS Facility Services chooses TFG Card Solutions, Inc. to provide direct deposit for its under-banked employees.

STOCKTON, Calif., – TFG Card Solutions, a leading payroll prepaid card company, is partnering with DCS Facility Services, an industry leading company in facility maintenance and cleaning services. The TFG Visa® Payroll Card eliminates the need for paper checks and cuts cost by improving efficiencies and increasing convenience for employers and employees.

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Three Ways Payroll Debit Cards Simplify Your Life

Payroll debit card solutions make money management easier for employees. Long work hours, commuting, family obligations, and more can take their toll on our mental health. Managing stress can be difficult, but finding shortcuts to time consuming tasks can free up your time and increase your productivity. Learn how to simply your life with a payroll card below:

1. Payroll debit cards eliminate the need to visit the bank to cash your paycheck. Your employer loads funds directly on to the payroll debit card, making your hard-earned income available immediately. Also, you can set up online bill pay through your payroll debit card. By setting up bill pay, you don’t have to spend any additional time logging into multiple websites to enter in your paycard information and you can avoid late payments.

2. One of the best ways to simplify your life is to organize your finances. The payroll card online banking feature allows you to easily track your spending. Since financial problems are often cited as the top stress in people’s lives, setting up a personal budget can help you get your debts paid off and keep you on track to achieve your financial goals. TFG’s Visa payroll cards offer text and email alerts when funds are added or removed and when the balance gets too low. Real-time financial information helps you see exactly where your money is going and can keep spending in check.

3. TFG’s payroll debit card follows you as you move jobs. Use your card at your next job as a loading option for your tax return, receiving government benefits, and more. Having one central location for all of your finances is a convenient option for the modern employee.

Streamlining your finances puts you in control of your money and leaves you more time to spend on things you love. Contact us today for more tips on how to simplify your life with a payroll debit card.


Seasonal Jobs & Paycards: How Can TFG Make Temporary Employment Easier?

Many industries hire seasonal employees to meet extra demand during the holiday season and summer months. Popular seasonal jobs include serving, nannying, retail, office temp work, and summer camp employment. TFG Card Solutions helps make payroll processing easier for employers and employees alike especially during the busy holiday months of seasonal employment. Employers can load paychecks on to a payroll debit card and employees have access to their paychecks instantly. Additionally, employees can take their payroll cards with them to their next job.  Continue reading