I still remember the good ‘ol days when part of your duty as an American teenager is to beg your parents for cash every other day. And even promise to do chores to actually earn some money and then never get around to it – after all isn’t that what teens are supposed to do? Well, now we have things like pre-paid debit cards to replace Dad reaching into his wallet to dole out some cash. And US Bank’s Visa Buxx is just that – a pre-paid debit card for your teenagers (13 and older). It is NOT a credit card and is limited to the amount that mom and dad put on it. So, I guess you could argue that using a card like this could teach your teens financial responsibility. How the Visa Buxx card works According to the US Bank Visa Buxx page… Step 1 : Parent loads money onto their teens’ Visa Buxx Card online, at a branch or over the phone. Step 2 : Teens use the card everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted worldwide. Step 3 : Teens and parents can check the account balance and purchase history online. Step 4 : Parent reloads the card and helps their teen manage their account online or by phone. It is also worth noting that if the card is ever lost or stolen you are not responsible for any unauthorized purchases. That is nice to know. Would you get a card like this for your teen? Related Articles: Visa gift cards: A good idea? 2% Cash-Back Rewards Debit Card Reviewed We’ve Earned $73/month Cash-Back From Our Debit Card ING Giving Cash-Back on Debit Card Purchases Update on My 2% CashBack Debit Card The Best Pre-Paid Credit Cards & Who Should Use Them Bob enjoys dark chocolate, paying off debt, giving, Foosball, loose-leaf tea, helping people succeed, learning, anything God created, playing guitar, doing things the “long” way, Philippians, excellence, Chick-Fil-A, and making his wife smile. He started ChristianPF in 2007 and has been having a blast ever since. Find him on Facebook & Twitter . The articles on this site are for entertainment purposes and should not be taken as financial advice. Please contact a financial professional for specific advice regarding your situation. Also, many of the CPF articles help us pay the bills by using affiliate relationships with Amazon, Google, eBay and others. Find out more here .
US Bank Visa Buxx – Prepaid Debit Card For Teens