Friday, April 11, 2014

April is Financial Literacy Month -- Why Not Take Time to Educate Teens About Smart Spending #Sponsored

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post of which I was compensated for my time in promoting the vendor.  However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.

Parents can fund their teen's SpendSmart Card in a number of ways, in a matter of seconds: from a bank account, credit card, mobile app or online. Whether your teen lives at home or is at boarding school or college, SpendSmart allows you to set up recurring allowance.

I am not sure what I am going to do when the girls get older and start asking for a credit card of their own.  My parents gave me when I entered high school so that I could start building credit.  I would use it only if I have money saved to pay the bill when it came in.  Back then, they didn't have pre-paid credit cards like they do now.  If they did, I think my parents would have went this route to help teach us responsibility.  My middle brother would go crazy buying clothes and racked up a lot of IOU's with my parents, which now that I think about it, he never paid back. :-)

While I am still years off from the girls needing a credit card, I wanted to share the following smart spending tips for parents of teens who are asking for a credit card, or for those with kids like my brother was and need to sit them down and talk about being financially responsible.


How to Spend SmartPresented by SpendSmart



Click here to learn more about SpendSmart and their pre-paid credit card for teens: https://spendsmartcard.com/

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post of which I was compensated for my time in promoting the vendor.  However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.

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