Teach your kids how to earn, save, and invest together.
Greenlight® is the debit card and money app for families.
Shine a light on the world of money.
With the Greenlight debit card and app, kids earn money through chores, set savings goals, spend wisely and invest.
Parents set flexible controls and get real-time notifications every time their kids spend money.
One app, two experiences.
Kids and parents log in to the same Greenlight app but have two different experiences.
Parents set flexible controls and receive real-time alerts while kids monitor their balances, set their own goals and learn how to manage their money.
Learn by doing.
3 out of 4 teens don’t feel knowledgeable about personal finance. We’re on a mission to change that — with built-in lessons on how to save, earn, spend wisely and invest.
Save yourself time with these features, mama
Instant money transfers
Send money instantly to your kids' accounts.
Keep tabs on spending with alerts any time the card is used — or declined.
Use Apple Pay or Google Pay for mobile payments.
You and your kids see historic activity on their accounts.
Store and ATM controls
Choose exactly where your kids can spend. Set ATM cash withdrawal limits, too.
We’ve got your back.
Frequently Asked Questions
Greenlight is bigger than a debit card, and it was built with families in mind.
Yes, it’s a debit card for kids, managed by parents. But it’s also a powerful mobile app that lets parents easily manage and see where, when and how much kids spend, while helping them learn to manage their money.
It’s three different accounts in one — Spend, Save and Give. A digital chore board. A saving-motivation machine. A set of flexible parental controls you won’t get from most banks. And a simple, clear view of your child’s financial world, complete with real-time transaction alerts. All in one app.
Greenlight lets parents:
- Transfer money instantly to kids
- Turn the card off via the app, if needed
- Receive alerts whenever the card is used
- Set store-level spend controls to help kids learn to budget
- Automate allowance payments
- Manage chores (and instantly reward a job well done)
You’ll find more about what you can do with Greenlight on our Debit Card page.
We support kids and grownups of all ages. No minimum (or maximum) age here.
Greenlight plans start at $4.99 per month and include debit cards for up to five (5) kids. Your first month is on us, and you can cancel at any time. See our Plans page for more details on plan pricing.
If you would like to upgrade to a Custom Card, there is a one-time fee of $9.99.
Kids and parents log in to the same Greenlight app but have two different experiences. Parents manage money and set flexible controls while kids monitor their balances, set Savings Goals and research stocks. Make sure your child has their own login so they can get even more out of Greenlight.
The Greenlight card can be used almost anywhere Mastercard is accepted, online and in-store. “Almost,” because our cardholders are kids, and we’ve put important guardrails in place. Greenlight also works internationally in 150+ other countries, with no foreign transaction fees. No need to let us know if you travel abroad — you’ll have enough to remember.
Yes! Both kids and parents can invest with our Greenlight + Invest or Greenlight Max plans. Kids learn about the world of investing, with parent approval on every trade. Parents use their apps to invest for their kids’ futures — college, car or anything else the future holds. Learn more.