Both the girls started earning pocket money last year for doing their chores I set of them like emptying the dishwasher or pairing the socks (the jobs I dislike lol) but I found they were spending the money just for the sake of it on sweets mostly!
On the school run one morning I heard an advert of the radio for Go Henry which sounded like just what the girls needed. Its basically a debit card for children aged 8-18 years which can be used in shops and online and withdrawing money via ATM. As the parent you can edit settings about where it can be used and put limits on the accounts.
Photos taken from the Go Henry website
So I applied online for them which was an easy process, no credit and identity checks needed as the cards can only be used if there is money in the account.
The cards arrived about a week later and a pin number for the cards arrived separately like a normal debit card. They looked just like a normal debit card with the VISA logo and can be used anywhere a VISA logo is accepted which is good.
What I love about it is that when the girls spend anything it pops up as a notification on my phone as I have downloaded the app so it alerts me where they spent the money and how much they spent!
You get 3 months free to trial the service then there is a small fee for using the service which I think works out a few pounds a month which I think it definitely worth it. Each month a direct debit comes out of my bank account I to my parents Go Henry account and each week a set amount is transferred into the girls account at an amount I set.
The girls get £4 a week and because it's not physically given to them they tend to save it which is what I wanted to happen. Though Ellie has found out Amazon so spends hers fairly quickly!! Keira saves hers for a big clothes haul at Primark every few months.
I love the independence it gives them and plus I can still keep an eye of the spending so it's a win win situation.
If you join via this link both of us will get £5 free pocket money in the account as well as the free trial so another win win situation :)
Thanks for reading!