This review was written as a part of a Blog Friendly PR outreach campaign for CARD.com, I was compensated for my time but all opinions are my own
What to do when you have teens that are going off on their own and run into times where they need to buy food or put fuel in a vehicle? We have two in our house and I don’t know about you but I am not completely thrilled with handing over my debit or credit card when they head to the mall!
Card.com solves this problem for us. Applying is super simple. Just answer a couple of questions and a card is on the way. Once you receive your card, just activate it either on the phone or online.
Once your card has been activated, you can add funds instantly through your bank account or on PayPal (my favorite). If your teen has a job, direct deposits are also easy to set up. We are using the system to put weekly allowance and money earned for projects around the house. This way the girls can use the card and not carry cash; and I don’t have to worry about them losing or over using my credit card.
Let me tell you a little about CARD.com:
~ It is a debit card, like the one from your bank, and you can use it everywhere Visa is accepted.
Some of the free options that I found inviting:
~ It is free to order, activate and load.
~ I can download their app and check the balance from my smartphone.
~ Direct deposits are free and so easy to set up.
~ There is no way for the account to be over drafted so there are no oops fees.
~ Purchases are covered with the Visa fraud protection and 100% FDIC insurance on funds.
Other points that I thought were great as a parent looking for a teen user:
~ The card user does not incur any debt while it helps to teach them to be financially responsible.
~ There is no credit check and approval only takes seconds.
~ The card can be used at 22,000 in-network ATMs.
~ Monthly expense is only $5.95 after the first 30 days – and that is waived when you have direct deposits over $800 in the previous 30 days
Points my teens thought were cool:
~ The Card comes in thousands of cool, unique card designs, Garfield, Popeye, Betty Paige, James Dean, Care Bears, Walking Dead, Star Trek, Autism Awareness, Breast Cancer Research, Shark Week, Where’s Waldo, Doodle Jump, Three Stooges, Nancy Drew, etc.