Debit Cards For Teens
Allow Card says it's goal is to "teach financial independence" and good money management habits to youngsters while eliminating those last-minute, running-out-the-door, I-gotta-have-it-now requests for money. Nice jedi mind trix, dude, but we're all smart enough to realize that this is all rather thinly-veiled credit card training wheels for the young seeds.
To quote Allow on the site: "The Allow Card is a Prepaid MasterCard® designed for Kid's … and the parents who love them"
Love your kids at http://www.allowcard.com/
AKI COMMENT: Ok, so Allow Card may be a bit sinister...sure, I know the stats on College Credit debt and default. But that dark view comes from looking at it thru my humanity lenses. When I switch to my fashionable Hidden Persuaders rose-tinted lens - you really friggin' gotta love the clever Get A Card Link which easily allows youngster to forward an email to parent to plead his case for him. C'mon, now, give the Hidden Persuaders a clap, that's a smooth tactical move. Give it up. Further, check the faux-personalization copy tips like "Love Ya, Your Son". Awww.
I quote from that great American pimp statesman Don "Magic" Juan, who once said, "Don't hate the player, hate the game."
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Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Posted by AKI SYSTEMS 2600 at 2/22/2006 09:48:00 PM