I recently purchased something for my older teen to use in money management. I think it is a brilliant idea.*
Kids today don't want to use checks, they are the debit card generation. However, they tend not to keep track of what they have spent with their debit card! I have long been a fan of this company's banks for younger kids like the money-savvy pig. My boys as they got older graduated to the money-savvy football! Now these people have come up with a wonderful new tool ... and a cheap one at that!
Called a "CardGuard" it holds a couple of cards and a couple of bucks and fits perfectly in a purse or pocket. [For example it can hold their student ID, driver's license, debit card, and lunch money!] But the key part is the tracker system that fits in it also. Similar [but better] than the old check registers, it helps kids track what they have spent with their cards.
Best part? It is only $7.50 !!
*Remember, I do NOT get paid or encouraged in any way to promote products on this blog.... I ONLY share things that I have personally found and used successfully. If you have something you have tried and would like to recommend, contact me and I can let you do a guest post some Saturday Quick Take.
I am a lifelong educator, writer and author, a foster, bio, and adoptive parent, happy mom of five daughters, Grandma to six, Nana to four, and church and theater musician. Oh yes, and all-round optimistic, crazy lady.