SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2013) - The SpendSmart Payments Company (
The SpendSmart Payments Company is dedicated to encouraging families to talk about money and come together to make intelligent financial decisions. The Company's flagship product, a prepaid card designed for teens, offers young people an effective and risk-free way of learning responsible spending while also empowering parents with controls and monitoring including real-time text alerts on their teens' spending habits. In the United States, an estimated 25.6 million teens spend approximately $209 billion per year. Parents and teens now have a way to make this spending more transparent and create teachable moments.
"Financial literacy month calls on all Americans to improve their understanding of financial principles and practices. SpendSmart is supporting families and their teens towards this goal," stated Mike McCoy, CEO of The SpendSmart Payments Company. "Even Warren Buffett, the legendary smart money person of our time, is now offering a financial education program to young children. All Americans at all ages can benefit from greater financial literacy. The SpendSmart Payments Company is proud to support future adults in building financial confidence, capability and responsibility."
In a recent article published by Fast Company, Warren Buffet was asked about his animated series Secret Millionaires Club which aims to educate children about financial matters. His response, "There is no better time to teach kids about financial matters. If we can help kids understand money matters and the consequences of their decisions, we can help them develop healthy habits early on that will serve them a lifetime."
To hear what The SpendSmart Payments Company CEO and the mother of a teenager actually using the product has to say about the card, please visit: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-spendsmart-payments-company-launches-real-talk-series-to-promote-teen-financial-literacy-featuring-justin-bieber-202708401.html
For more information, please visit: www.spendsmartcard.com
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