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Greenlight Announces New K-12 National Standards-Based Financial Literacy Library for Teachers and Students
Greenlight for Classrooms is an interactive, web-based financial literacy library for teachers with lessons tailored to all grade levels from elementary school to high school.
How To Turn Taylor Swift’s Tour Into A Teachable Moment About Budgeting & Saving
According to Seitz, kids and teens saved almost $110,000 for concert tickets in 2022 using the Greenlight app. Not surprisingly, the top two artists they saved for were Harry Styles and Taylor Swift.
Greenlight launches Family Cash Card, offers parents up to 3% cashback on everyday purchases
The Greenlight Family Cash Card’s up to 3% return on everyday purchases is extremely lucrative — whether you’re a parent or not.
Neobank for families now warns parents when their kids are in a car crash
For an extra $10 a month subscribers get a suite of safety features, including location sharing, emergency alerts and crash detection, as well as a 5% yield on savings, compared with 1% or 2% on other tiers.
Weekly allowances rise as parents adjust for inflation
Yahoo! Finance Live co-hosts Seana Smith, Rachelle Akuffo, and Dave Briggs reflect on the trend of rising allowances from parents amid inflationary pressures.
New York Post
Debit cards for kids: Teaching tool or ‘too much too soon’?
In May, she gave them both kiddie debit cards from Greenlight, which offers debit cards and a finance-managing app to parents and kids. “The debit card teaches them how to spend, save, give to charity and make investments.”
How a Child’s Relationship With Money Affects Their Future
Seitz shared some tips on how to teach children about money, how parents can be conscious about talking about money around their children, and how to help children start smart money habits.
Kids’ Banking App Greenlight to Launch Family Cash Card for Parents
The real differentiator for the Family Cash Card is the ability to automatically invest your earned rewards into flexible investment options.
Greenlight, a $2.3B fintech focused on kids, launches credit card for parents
The Greenlight-branded card, offered through Mastercard, offers up to 3% unlimited cash back on all purchases and gives parents the option to automatically invest those cash rewards in stocks and ETFs to spend on family-related expenses.
Greenlight Ambassador And Gen Z Financial Expert Ella Gupta Talks Teens And Investing
Money management skills are a source of empowerment and confidence; in fact, 93% of teens believe financial knowledge is needed to achieve life goals, so refuting the perception that men are the primary breadwinners is a crucial step in fostering gender equality in a financial context.
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Viola Davis on Playing Michelle Obama, Reading Her Daughter’s Texts & Her Many Awards
Viola Davis tells Jimmy Kimmel about Greenlight and how her daughter uses the debit card to spend and save.
I Gave My Teen A Greenlight Debit Card And Now He's All About Spending Wisely And Saving
He received $150 for his birthday at the end of March and three weeks later still had $104 just hanging out in his account, which up until now was nearly unheard of.
Fintech Outfit Greenlight Taps Outside Counsel as Top Lawyer
Greenlight Financial Technology Inc., a startup that helps teach children about personal finance, said Thursday it hired Douglas Spear as chief legal officer.
10 Things Kids Should Know about Money by the Time They’re 10
It's important to have regular conversations about money management while your child is still young to push them towards positive financial outcomes in early adulthood.
Best and worst commercials of Super Bowl 2022 — and Larry David can sell me crypto anytime he likes
“Modern Family” star Ty Burrell’s shopping spree (jet packs, an octopus-like massage machine) renders him broke but is also a useful teaching moment for parents who use the financial app to school their offspring in spending and saving do’s and don’ts.
Super Bowl 2022 Ads
Ty Burrell's latest commercial shines a light on the importance of financial literacy and aims to entertain and inspire millions of families nationwide to learn about the world of money together with Greenlight.
Kids’ Banking App Enters The Super Bowl — Behind Greenlight’s Plans As The Industry Expands
Greenlight’s foray into the Super Bowl with a 30-second commercial illustrates the massive growth of child-focused fintech brands.
Super Bowl Ad Rookies, Flush With New Cash, Swarm the Field
Executives at Greenlight have a mission they feel is critical.
The Points Guy
Money management for kids: How I used the Greenlight debit card to teach my son about finances
I would happily recommend the Greenlight debit card to other parents looking to go beyond the piggy bank for teaching lessons about earning and saving money.
How to Teach Kids About Money Before High School
Regular conversations are a big piece of financial socialization, says Jennifer Seitz, an educational content lead at Greenlight and a certified financial education instructor.
Greenlight, the Fintech App for Kids, Wants to Teach Parents How to Invest
Greenlight is releasing an investing platform to teach parents how to research stocks and ETFs.
Money Advice From a Teen Who Opened a Retirement Account at 14 and Wrote a Book at 16
Greenlight ambassador Ella Gupta is on a mission to educate Gen Z about money and help them get on a smart financial path early on in life.
Introducing the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America
Greenlight creates money management tools and services that empower parents to raise financially-smart kids.
5 Best Investing Apps for Beginners
Greenlight has a wide range of educational content focused on financial education and trading.
Here Come the Teens: They Can’t Vote, but They’re Old Enough to Buy Stocks.
Greenlight, a savings and investing app for the young, allows parents to open an account and add a child for access to trading.
The Future of Personal Finance: Fintech 50 2021
With a $2.3 billion valuation, Greenlight offers educational money management tools—and even the ability to buy fractional shares—to kids and teens.
Why fintechs are so keen on teens
Andreessen led a $260 million investment in Greenlight, bringing the company’s valuation to $2.3 billion.
Kids-focused fintech Greenlight raises $260M in a16z-led Series D, nearly doubles valuation to $2.3B
Greenlight has quickly emerged as the leader in the family finance category.
The Wall Street Journal
Investing, Not Gambling: These Apps and Services Help Young Stock Buyers Think Long Term
Greenlight provides the education young people need to learn how to invest safely and wisely.
Greenlight Max Aims to Teach Kids How to Invest
Greenlight introduces the first educational investing platform for kids with its new Greenlight Max plan.
12 Money Mistakes You’re Teaching Your Kids
Greenlight’s CEO, Tim Sheehan, shares expert tips on how parents can teach their kids money management skills.
Greenlight recognized in The Fintech 250
CB Insights has named Greenlight as one of the top 250 fintech companies of 2020.
The Good Men Project
Greenlight Card’s Growth Is Legit: Look at Their 2020 Numbers
Greenlight’s CEO, Tim Sheehan, discusses Greenlight's explosive growth in 2020 and where the company is headed next with The Good Men Project.
How to teach your kids good money habits
If you want to play a key role in shaping your children’s feeling [...] about money, you need to give them the gift of financial literacy from an early age. Here’s how.
Greenlight doubles users in 2020. Now it's eyeing ways to let kids play the stock market.
Greenlight’s CEO, Tim Sheehan, sat with Business Insider to discuss what’s in store for the rest of 2020 — starting with an upcoming feature that lets kids use their Greenlight app to invest.
Greenlight On CNBC's On The Money
Greenlight’s CEO, Tim Sheehan, sat down with CNBC's On The Money to discuss the benefits of using Greenlight to teach kids about finances.
JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo are investing in a personal finance management app for children
JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo joined a $54 million Series B funding round led by Drive Capital for Greenlight Financial Technology, a US-based personal finance management (PFM) app and debit card for children.
Greenlight raises $54 million for a debit card that teaches kids financial literacy
Greenlight today announced that it’s raised $54 million in series B funding led by Drive Capital, with participation from JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and existing investors TTV Capital, Live Oak Bank, and Relay Ventures.
How Do I Talk to My Kid About Money?
Greenlight’s CEO, Tim Sheehan, answered PEOPLE's questions about how to make conversations with kids about finance as pain-free as possible.
Kid-Focused Fintech Startup Greenlight Closes $54M Series B With Participation From JPMorgan and Wells Fargo
Fintech startup Greenlight, which provides a debit card and app for kids to learn about financial education, has closed a sizable Series B funding round of $54 million.
Greenlight on Yahoo Finance's On the Move
Greenlight is helping parents teach their kids to save, spend, and earn wisely.
What you should know before giving your kids debit cards
Greenlight's CEO, Tim Sheehan shares advice on when to get your kids their first debit card and why it's important.
Summer Apps for Parents
Greenlight named one of the best apps for parents to use this summer!
New York Parenting
Give kids the 'greenlight' to spend money -- wisely
A revolutionary new tool teaches youngsters about money and helps parents raise financially smart children. It’s called Greenlight—and it’s a debit card for kids that parents manage through an app on their phones.
57 startups that will boom in 2019, according to VCs
"Allowances are going digital. Greenlight has a great mobile app experience for parents to set rules on where/how much money can be spent and kids love the experience of having their own card," Larco says.
Meet the man behind the debit card that's helped families save over $2 million since 2017
You can teach your kids lessons, strategies and instill morals within them to help them towards making the best decisions possible when it comes to major life choices and areas — one of the biggest of these being personal finance.
Cision PR Newswire
Greenlight Kids Save 3 Times More than the Average U.S. Household, Surpassing $1MM In Savings
"Teaching kids the importance of saving is one of the most important concepts children will learn that can have a real impact on their future," said Tim Sheehan, CEO and Co-Founder of Greenlight. "We're thrilled that kids have already saved over $1MM by using Greenlight Savings, and that parents are using Greenlight's Parent-paid Savings Interest to teach their kids the value of compound interest."
Cision PR Newswire
Greenlight Financial Technology Quadruples Customers to 100K in Six Months After Recently Announcing $16MM Series A Funding
The smart debit card for kids sees extraordinary customer growth, establishes strategic partnerships, and launches a new Educational Savings Account for Kids.
Greenlight is making financial literacy a core part of its product roadmap
Greenlight Financial Technology now lets parents set savings interest between zero and 100 percent on their kids’ accounts to show them the value of savings and how it compounds over time.
Fintech for Kids: Greenlight Raises $16 Million in Series A Funding
Greenlight Financial Technology, a fintech startup for kids, has raised $16 million in a Series A funding round today.
This debit card lets parents control where and how much their kids spend
Some say automating kids’ transactions isn’t the best way to teach financial literacy.
New debit card for kids allows parents to give spending a green light
Count Tim Sheehan among the many entrepreneurs who took a personal experience and combined it with business acumen to create an exciting new product certain to attract parents across the country.
Greenlight funding solidifies kids' debit trend
Greenlight Financial Technology, a startup focused on providing cards and other financial products for children aged 8-18 and their parents, closed a $7.5 million seed funding round last week, according to PE Hub.
Greenlight is a debit card for kids that parents manage from their phones
Greenlight, a three-year-old, Atlanta, Ga.-based startup, is trying to solve a problem that any parent of an elementary or junior high school student can well understand
Greenlight Family Cash Card: Best for big spenders?
This could be the most lucrative cash back credit card on the market if you spend $4,000 or more per month.
How Parents Can Make Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras’ Tour a Teachable Financial Moment for Teens
GOBankingRates spoke with Jennifer Seitz, CFEI and director of education at family fintech company Greenlight, about how parents can talk to teens about saving and budgeting for major concerts and events.
Children’s financial app Greenlight signals next app iteration with family safety features
Greenlight Financial Technology, a venture-backed fintech company focused on providing a debit card, banking app and financial education to children, added another layer to its subscription plan with the introduction of family safety features.
The new allowance rule? Allow for inflation
In fact, average weekly allowances are up 3.55% through the first seven months of 2022, compared with the same period the year before, according to data compiled for Reuters by family finance app Greenlight.
How To Teach Kids About Saving Money By Age
According to a recent Greenlight survey, about one-third of teens (32%) said that the #1 most important financial skill for their future is how to save money.
Why Teens Should Get a Summer Job
In a Greenlight survey, teens ranked how to manage money as the No. 1 most valuable lesson they will learn from working, followed by work ethic, and learning to build a resume and interview. Jennifer says it’s not all about the money.
New Credit, Debit Products Aim for Straight A's in Financial Literacy
What resulted is the Family Cash Mastercard, which accomplishes the savings mission without disrupting everyday spending — just quietly generating cash back and investing it.
Fintechs launch crypto, cash-back rewards for college to help parents save for their kids
Greenlight’s roots are in helping families manage money and teaching kids about finance with educational materials, debit cards and investing apps. [Now] it plans to launch a Family Cash Mastercard.
Greenlight Family Cash Mastercard: Parents Can Automatically Invest Rewards Into Stocks
While a plethora of innovative card features have been hitting the market lately, there aren't many investment-related rewards programs around —and certainly not many cards that offer a potential 3% back on all purchases.
How to have 'the talk' with your teens — the money talk, that is
About two-thirds of parents and teens report that money is one of their most talked-about topics in the past six months — second only to the pandemic — according to new data from U.S. fintech company Greenlight.
Parenting Win of the Week: Can You Teach Your Kids to Save Money?
An allowance is the gold standard in helping kids of all ages learn to manage money and put money principles into practice. Greenlight allows parents to automatically allocate their kids’ allowance across categories like spending, saving and giving.
Survey: Gen Z & Gen Alpha Place High Importance On Financial Literacy, Just Like Their Parents
Greenlight survey results show that teens know financial literacy is critical to achieving their life goals, yet still score a failing average grade of 64% on the National Financial Literacy Test.
Best Debit Cards for Kids: Greenlight Debit Card, Chase Debit Card, and More Great Options
As soon as you feel like your child is ready for a little financial responsibility, you can go ahead and sign up for a Greenlight debit card—there is no minimum age requirement for this card.
Ad Meter Roundup: Rakuten, Carvana, Wallbox, plus more first-time Super Bowl advertisers
Ty Burrell joins a growing list of celebrities in the ads this year, teaming up with Greenlight for the brand’s Super Bowl advertising debut. America’s Favorite Dad serves as a prime example Number 1 of what can go awry with wild spending-spree antics as the family fintech company focuses on a worthy cause: helping parents raise financially-smart kids.
‘Modern Family’s Ty Burrell Goes For Broke – Literally – In Greenlight’s SuperBowl LVI Commercial
Ty Burrell is definitely not the guy you want to take money advice from, according to his new Super Bowl LVI ad. The Modern Family alum makes a series of awful and outrageous purchasing decisions to highlight the importance of financial literacy in his commercial for Greenlight.
The Wall Street Journal
Watch the Super Bowl Ads of 2022, From Budweiser to Uber Eats
Ty Burrell from “Modern Family” shows how to make dumb money decisions in this ad for financial products for children from Greenlight Financial Technology Inc.
Ty Burrell Spends Big in Greenlight Super Bowl Ad
Tim Sheehan, co-founder and CEO of Greenlight, created a platform that allows parents to automate allowance, manage chores, set flexible spending controls on a family debit card and make basic investments for their childrens’ futures.
Greenlight debuts Super Bowl ad with Modern Family actor Ty Burrell
It isn’t always easy for parents to teach their kids about money. Greenlight has embarked on a mission to change that.
Greenlight debit card and app helps kids AND parents with money
With the Greenlight app, kids learn early on to connect the work they do (such as household chores) with expanding balances — then to connect those growing balances with greater buying power.
Kids Learning About Money Fuels FinTech Niche
Greenlight’s growth has demonstrated there’s a strong market for financial tools designed for kids, with features that provide education, security and parental controls.
The New York Times
They Want to Hand Your Kid a Debit Card. What Do You Do?
Every conversation about money is a conversation about values waiting to happen, and these products can help inspire those discussions with your child.
Women Have Confidence in Everything but Investing: Here's How to Fix That
Greenlight ambassador and Gen Z investing influencer Ella Gupta is hoping to bring about change for women of her generation.
The New York Times
Apps Try Putting Financial Literacy at Kids’ Fingertips
Greenlight has more than four million accounts and has added features including cash back on its debit card and an option that lets kids invest.
10 Tips to Stay on Budget While Traveling With Kids
Greenlight allows some independence for kids and teens to manage their money.
tWitch Surprises 14-Year-Old CEO with $25,000!
tWitch partnered with Greenlight, a debit card and app designed for kids and teens to help them earn, save, invest and spend wisely.
CBS New York
Families Embracing Kid-Friendly Debit Cards To Learn Financial Literacy At Younger Age
Greenlight is about learning financial literacy and understanding the fundamentals.
Greenlight Valuation Surges on Andreessen Horowitz Investment
Greenlight, a fintech company that helps teach kids about personal finance, secured a round of Series D funding.
With Debit Cards And Investing For Kids, Fintech Startup Greenlight Doubles Valuation To $2.3 Billion
Greenlight, a startup that offers debit cards and investing for kids, has raised a $260 million Series D at a valuation of $2.3 billion, nearly doubling the unicorn valuation it received in a $215 million fundraise just last September.
This New Platform Is Teaching Kids Life Skills, One Penny at a Time
With Greenlight Max, kids learn money management and investing fundamentals—with real money, real stocks and real-life lessons.
Stuck in Lockdown, Kids Did 20% More Chores in 2020
Greenlight shines a light on how kids earned, saved and gave back in 2020.
Greenlight announced as Best Financial Literacy Tool of 2020
Benzinga has recognized Greenlight as the Best Financial Literacy Tool at the 2020 Global Fintech Awards.
Atlanta gets a billion dollar startup business as Greenlight’s family-focused fintech nabs $215 million
Greenlight raises $215 million in a new round of funding and a $1.2 billion valuation thanks to backing from Canapi Ventures, TTV Capital, BOND, DST Global, Goodwater Capital and Fin VC.
Greenlight, maker of money management app for kids, raises $215 million
Greenlight Financial Technology Inc, whose products include an app for parents to help teach financial responsibility to kids, said on Thursday it raised $215 million in its latest funding round, valuing the company at $1.2 billion.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
Greenlight named 2020 Inno Blazer
Greenlight is named the 2020 Inno Blazer in the Fintech category of Atlanta Inno’s 50 on Fire Awards.
Greenlight on Nasdaq's Trade Talks
Greenlight’s CEO, Tim Sheehan, talks with Jill Malandrino of Nasdaq's TradeTalks about teaching money management to a generation of tech-savvy kids.
4 Surprising Reasons You Should Give Your Kid a Debit Card
The benefits of using a debit card to teach kids financial lessons.
Teen debit cards: A real-world way to teach your kids about money
These app-based cards put parents in control, but let kids make mistakes without getting into serious trouble.
Greenlight on Yahoo Finance's The Final Round
Why kids need to know far more about personal finance than they do right now.
Want To Give Your Kids Money, But Also Want To Know Where They Spend It? There's An App For That
Greenlight, a fintech cardmaker for kids, built an app that lets parents instantly put funds on prepaid debit cards that their kids can only use at specific stores predetermined by the parents.
JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo Invest in Teen-Focused Banking Startup Greenlight
JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo have invested in Greenlight, the teen-focused digital banking company that provides a parent-managed debit cards for kids, the startup said Monday.
Greenlight With CNN's Julia Chatterley
Greenlight’s CEO, Tim Sheehan, sat with CNN's Julia Chatterley to discuss the importance of financial literacy and how Greenlight can help.
How to Teach Your Kids About Finances with Greenlight’s Tim Sheehan
Greenlight Co-Founder and CEO sat down with Downtown Magazine to provide his advice for parents wanting to teach their kids about finances.
Executive Profiles: Greenlight CEO Tim Sheehan
The debit card for kids! See how Greenlight Co-Founder & CEO Tim Sheehan came up with the concept and his business journey leading up to it on 'Atlanta Business Chronicle's BIZ' on 11Alive.
Allowances in the 21st century: There’s an app for that
New card offerings, such as Greenlight, are specifically geared toward children and teens and allow parents to monitor their child’s spending right through an app.
Smart' debit card gives kids a lesson in financial literacy
Maria Bartiromo and Greenlight CEO Tim Sheehan on how the company's 'smart' debit card helps teach children about finances.
Families Love Greenlight 2.0 as it Helps Parents Raise Financially-Smart Kids, Earning a rating of 4.8 stars out of 5 on Apple's App Store
In addition to learning to spend wisely, Greenlight kids have saved over $2 million. After listening to the feedback from their loyal customers, Greenlight has created new savings and spending features, as well as a refreshed user experience in 2.0.
Greenlight’s Instantly Loadable Debit Card Helps Parents Raise Financially Smart Children
The Greenlight Debit Card for Kids helps parents introduce their children to modern payment methods with a card that pairs with a mobile application, allowing parents to automatically disburse allowance, and monitor and approve spending.
Greenlight Debit Card For Kids--Allowance Meets The Smartphone
What sets Greenlight apart from most other debit cards are the parental controls.
Card Products That Deliver Family Financial Control Help Greenlight Raise $23.5 Million
Tim Sheehan, the Founder, and CEO of Greenlight is on to something big. And none of it happened by accident.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
Amazon, SunTrust Bank invest in $50 million Atlanta fintech startup
Greenlight Financial Technology, which has developed an intelligent debit card for children, has scored $16 million from Amazon Alexa Fund, TTV Capital, Ally Financial and other investors.
Penny Pinchin Mom
A Safe Debit Card for kids
Teaching kids about debit and credit is one lesson every parent needs to address. After all, if you don’t teach them – who will?
Cision PR Newswire
Greenlight Smart Debit Card For Kids Accelerates Momentum: Now Works Internationally And Integrates With Apple Pay
More Innovation to Come Under Leadership of Greenlight's New CTO Nancy Cox, Fintech Industry Veteran
Greenlight raises $7.5 million so parents can provide a smart debit card to their kids
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