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Current – The Debit Card for Kids and Teens

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Current. All thoughts and opinions are those of our own.

One of the more important decisions that we make as parents is when to allow our child to get a debit card.  Many parents I know wait until their child has their first job or starts driving.  However, a lot of times a child is mature enough to handle the responsibility prior to that.  Also, how do you know your child is ready?  My very mature 9 year old has been asking for a card of her own but her dad and I were unsure if she was ready for the responsibility.  We have found Current to be a great start for kids waiting to gain more independence and responsibility with money.

Current is a debit card which will allow your child to gain real world financial experience and will allow you to keep control of where the money goes.

Money is added to your child’s debit card using any bank account or financial institution.  This is great as parents can add money at any time, from anywhere.  You can easily pay your child for work around the house, or great grades without having to write or cash a check.  Divorced parents can also share the load and can both easily transfer money to their child, even if they live in different states.  You child can even request money from you for a one-time expense, like a school trip!

Current allows your child to use their card at any retailer.  You may then log in the app and see where they are spending their money.  You can also set restrictions on where their card will work so you know they are only spending money on allowed expenses.

Your child can also check and see where they are spending their money.  Current allows each user to have three “wallets”.  Each wallet has its own purpose.  There is the spending wallet for day to day expenses which is linked to the debit card for expenses.  There is also a savings wallet which helps kids put away money for a rainy day or save for a specific event.  The third wallet is the Giving wallet which allows your child to donate to thousands of local and national causes at the touch of a button.

Current is great for older kids and well into their teens.  Teaching your child to keep track of their money will help them for the rest of their lives.  Check out Current.com for more information and to sign up today!  You will be glad you did!

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Have you ever thought about getting your child or teen a card of their own? What do you think about Current?

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Elizabeth Cook

Wednesday 14th of July 2021

I really want all of these features but the app reviews have tanked. :(

Ashley Chassereau Parks

Monday 15th of January 2018

I've never heard of this before, but it is a neat concept. I'm trying to start teaching my girls financial responsibility now, but they are still very young, so I'm not sure I'm ready for them to have anything like this just yet.

Marie G.

Sunday 14th of January 2018

I've never heard of this card. It sounds like a great way to teach financial responsibility. Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer A Rose

Sunday 14th of January 2018

I really didn't think this was a good idea till I read the article and now I think it's a wonderful idea. What a great way to learn responsibility and also how the world works nowadays.

Jerry Marquardt

Sunday 7th of January 2018

This is a most excellent solution. I cannot thank you enough for the information. I will be checking into this over this week.