Is a Visa Buxx Card Right for Your Child?

Visa BuxxBuxxCollege Jimmy beamed holding his first credit card. His wants were his. Daddy Jimmy is still paying for a taco he ate as a freshman and realizes his foolery.”
– BankAim

What is Visa Buxx?

Visa Buxx is a debit card created to give teens spending independence and teach them about spending responsibilities, all while keeping the parents in the know and in control.

How does Visa Buxx Work?

Visa Buxx is a prepaid card which allows you to reload the card via online or over the phone.  This is not a credit card and only money that is prepaid can be spent.  The transactions are recorded just like any other debit card so you can review and discuss your teens spending habits with them.

In case the card is ever stolen or lost you are not help responsible for any purchases made which were unauthorized.  The Visa Buxx card is much safer than your child carrying cash.  Plus it is accepted everywhere that Visa Debit Cards are welcome.

This card is great for showing your teen responsible spending and budgeting habits.

Benefits of using the Visa Buxx Card.

  • Help to Encourage financial responsibility with your children.
  • Easy to use and widely accepted.
  • Safer to carry and use than cash.
  • Offers Parental control.

Our Thoughts:

The Visa Buxx card can be a powerful tool if used correctly.  It is important for young people to learn from the beginning how to manage and spend their money wisely.  Parental involvement with this card can make that learning curve easier.

It is not easy for most adults to learn to be financially responsible, let alone a teen.  So all the positive influence they can get at such a young age will help them build a solid financial future.

Not only are your teens going to learn some fiscal responsibility, but they will also get a jump start with online budgeting and account monitoring.  The Visa Buxx card offers similar online access to that of a normal debit card.

Check it out and see if it is right for you right… here.

Visa Sponsors the Olympics for Another 10 Years

Visa Remains Olympic Credit Card Sponsor

Visa Remains the Sole Credit Card Sponsor for the Olympics

With the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver just over the horizon, Visa has decided to extend its contract with the Olympic Games through 2020.

Visa will remain the sole payment services sponsor of Olympic Games.

Since 1986 visa has been an official sponsor of the Olympic Games. This will continue at least through 2020.

This means Visa has sponsored the Olympics through some of the greatest games ever.

  • 1984 – Summer Games: Los Angeles, USA
    Winter Games: Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
  • 1988 – Summer Games: Seoul, South Korea
    Winter Games : Calgary, Canada
  • 1992 – Summer Games: Barcelona, Spain
    Winter Games: Albertville, France
  • 1994 (Games Split Every 2 Years) Winter Games: Lillehammer, Norway
  • 1996 – Summer Games: Atlanta, USA
  • 1998 – Winter Games: Nagano, Japan
  • 2000 – Summer Games: Sydney, Australia
  • 2002 – Winter Games: Salt Lake City, United States
  • 2004 – Summer Games: Athens, Greece
  • 2006 – Winter Games: Turin, Italy
  • 2008 – Summer Games: Beijing, China (Michael Phelps 8 Gold Medals!)

Visa will continue to sponsor the Olympics through what are guaranteed to be another great decade of the games. Including Olympic Games in

  • 2010 – Winter Games: Canada Vancouver, Canada
  • 2012 – Summer Games: United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
  • 2014 – Winter Games: Russia Sochi, Russia
  • 2016 – Summer Games: Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2018 – Winter Games: Location Undecided
  • 2020 – Summer Games: Location Undecided

Stretching beyond just sponsoring the Olympic games Visa sponsors many Olympic and Paralympic athletes.  Visa has provided funding and financial support to help athletes reach their full potential during the games and more importantly during their normal lives.

By using your Visa card you are helping support and sponsor team USA for the Olympic Games.  Team USA is in no way financially supported by our government, meaning sponsors like Visa and others help fund team USA’s efforts.

Good Luck to Team USA and Visa in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.