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What do YOUR kids know about the value of a buck? If you're like most families, finances aren't often discussed. Some parents feel that talking about money makes their kids feel like they're poor. Others may not know where or when to start to help their kids learn about budgeting or business or banking.

Here at Raising Money$mart Kids, you will find articles on everything from setting up an allowance to running a lemonade stand to helping kids make better purchase decisions. You can ask questions get help from the community.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

How to Set Up a PayPal Student Account for Your Children

In my last blog entry, I looked at the reasons for setting up a PayPal Student Account for your kids. This time out, I look at the basics of actually setting one up. The account only takes a few minutes to set up as it is simply a subset of your own account. Here's how to do it:
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Low-Risk Account Lets Kids Learn How to Handle Money Safely

Anyone who has a personal or Premiere PayPal account can set up a Student Account for their teen. The PayPal Student Account allows teens the flexibility of managing their own finances but with the parental supervision and controls that will help them do it the right way. 

Setting up a PayPal Student Account is easy and takes only a few minutes. Under the "Products and Services" link on your home page, choose "View All PayPal Products" and select "Student Account". There are several video presentations in this section that walk you through the entire process and they are worth spending about 15 minutes watching. 

1 comment:

Laura Thomas, M.A. (Agent Story) said...

Thanks, Angie. I had no idea. I'm going to check it out. Also, I'd love to review your forthcoming book, Raising Money $mart Kids, for my blog "Money & Me: Financial Literacy for Canadian Families." If Key Porter needs some reviewers let me know, or please post when it's available at amazon or Chapters.