Smartphone-connected debit card teaches kids how to take care of their finances

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Money management isn't something that's officially taught in schools, which means many people reach adulthood without really knowing what's best for their finances. The KidZania Mumbai theme park has previously enabled children to roleplay as bank customers in order to teach them about the real world, and now UK-based Osper is a prepaid debit card for pocket money that gives 8-18 year olds independence while providing parents with tools to track their spending. The scheme intends to give children a taste of what it's like to be in charge of their money, even if they're still only young enough to…

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