My daughter just turned 13 and I’d like to get... - Other Questions

ADVERTISING DISCLOSURE

ADVERTISING DISCLOSURE:
Credit-Land.com is an independent, advertising-supported web site. Credit-Land.com receives compensation from most credit card issuers whose offers appear on our site. Compensation from our advertising partners impacts how and where their products appear on our site, including, for example, the order in which they may appear within review lists. Credit-Land.com has not reviewed all available credit card offers in the marketplace.

Credit Card Applications » Questions » User Questions » Other » My daughter just turned 13 and I’d like to get her an American Express prepaid card. Is she eligible?...

My daughter just turned 13 and I’d like to get her an American Express prepaid card. Is she eligible? And how will it work? Will I be able to oversee her spending?

Answered on

This is perfect timing, because 13 is the age that kids must be to get a prepaid card. How it works is, you will need to apply for the card yourself, and then open up a Family Account. You’ll add your daughter to the account, and you can add funds to your own account, which you will then be able to transfer over to her card. She will be able to access whatever amounts of funds you put on the card, and you can look at the account online to see exactly what she is spending. If you need to, you can reclaim funds from her card in case she is not spending the money the way you’d like. Prepaid cards give kids a way to practice using payment cards, without actually risking giving them a credit card that they could get into debt with.

Disclaimer: This editorial content is not provided or commissioned by the credit card issuer(s). Opinions expressed here are the author's alone, not those of the credit card issuer(s), and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the credit card issuer(s). Reasonable efforts are made to present accurate information, however all information is presented without warranty. Consult a card's issuing bank for the terms & conditions.
All rates and fees, and other terms and conditions of the products mentioned in this article/post are actual as of the last update date but are subject to change. See the current products' Terms & Conditions on the issuing banks' websites.
Get the latest news, articles and expert advice delivered to your inbox. It's FREE.
We'll match all the Miles you've earned at the end of your first year. For example, if you earn 30,000 Miles, you get 60,000 Miles.
For Excellent, Good Credit
Earn 5% cash back at different places each quarter like gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants, Amazon.com, or wholesale clubs up to the quarterly maximum each time you activate.
For Excellent, Good Credit
Our application is quick and easy with instant pre-qualification available
For Fair / Good Credit

Other Questions in
Other