Is Greenlight the Best Debit Card to Help Your Kids Learn Finance?

By Josh Katzowitz, WCI Content Director

Located between the L’Artisan des Glaces gelato shop and the L’Esprit de la Provence store, my daughter spotted her next purchase. She stepped into the Les Halles boutique/patisserie and made her choice. It was June 2022. We were hot and sweaty and running all over the World Showcase at Epcot in Orlando. It was a $43 shirt with French sayings and renderings of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe sprinkled across the material, and it featured tiny, subtle Mickey Mouse ears all around. She thought it was gorgeous. And for the first time in her life, my 12-year-old daughter pulled out her Greenlight debit card and made her own purchase.

She probably won’t remember the moment (unless she reads this column), but it was still a turning point. In essence, she took another baby step on her journey to learning about finances.

“The Greenlight Card is nice because you don’t have to carry around a bunch of cash,” she told me as we…

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