Making the Most of Greenlight on a Gabb Device

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Abby Alger

NOV 09, 2023

Making the Most of Greenlight on a Gabb Device

As parents, one of the most important things we want to teach our children is financial responsibility.

While many of the principles are timeless, the way we use money is changing. According to a Pew research study, the majority of Americans aged 18-49 say they no longer worry about whether they have cash on hand because there are other ways to pay for things.

With the rise of technology and digital payments, it’s becoming more common for parents to consider giving their kids a phone with their own money app. However, smartphones come with dangers, and most financial apps are made for adults.

That is where the partnership between Gabb and Greenlight comes in. Gabb makes safe phones for kids and teens, and Greenlight is a money and safety app made for youth.

So now your child can have the Greenlight app on a kid-safe Gabb phone.

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Is my child ready for Greenlight?

How do you know if your child is ready for this kind of responsibility? Here are a few indicators to look out for:

  • Your child is asking for money or wanting to buy things on their own.
  • They understand the concept of saving and spending money.
  • They have shown responsibility in managing their allowance or any other money they’ve received.
  • You feel comfortable discussing financial matters with them.

If your child meets these criteria, then it may be time to consider getting them their own money app.

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What are the key reasons to get Greenlight?

Here are some key reasons to consider Greenlight for your child:

  • It’s a safe banking app that also teaches financial responsibility and budgeting skills.
  • Your child can track their spending and see where their money goes. This can help them make more informed financial decisions in the future.
  • It allows for easier and safer transactions, especially if your child is using it to make purchases online.
  • You have control over how much money your child can access and when they can use the app.

Overall, Greenlight is a great tool to teach your child about money management and prepare them for financial independence in the future.

How to get Greenlight on a Gabb device

Greenlight is now available as a parent-enabled app to add to any Gabb phone — Gabb Phone, Gabb Phone Plus, or Gabb Phone 3 Pro. There are 3 easy steps to get Greenlight on your child’s device.

Step 1: Sign up for Greenlight through our partnership landing page to access the 3-months-free deal.

Step 2: Make the Greenlight app available for your child’s device (instructions can be found here).

Step 3: Download the Greenlight app on the Gabb device and sign into the child’s account.

It’s an intuitive process with prompts as you go but detailed instructions are available for each device if you have questions.

How to maximize Greenlight’s benefits for your kid

To fully take advantage of the benefits of Greenlight for your child, here are some tips:

  • Set your kids up for success by discussing financial goals and budgeting with them often and openly. 
  • Let your kids make low-risk mistakes with their money, and use those experiences as a learning opportunity. For example, if they want to make an impulse purchase, consider allowing them to. If they regret it later you can kindly talk to them about how to prevent impulse shopping in the future (such as waiting 24 hours before making a purchase).
  • Encourage them to save their money and reward them when they reach certain milestones or goals.
  • Monitor their spending and have open communication about any concerns or issues that may arise.

By following these tips, you can help your child make the most out of Greenlight and develop good financial habits for the future.

Remember Greenlight is customizable, so regularly review and adjust the app’s settings as your child grows and their financial needs change.

We are excited for you to start on this journey with your child and watch them become more responsible with their money!

Let us know in the comments how Greenlight on your child’s Gabb device is helping!

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