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POCKET MONEY APPS AIM TO HELP KIDS IN CASHLESS WORLD

For kids growing up in today’s cashless society, the piggy bank is going virtual.

Father of two Roland Hall turned to a British startup’s digital pocket money app because his kids were still too young to get bank cards from traditional banks.

With prepaid debit cards linked to the app, Hall’s kids, aged 8 and 10, can spend their allowance and chore money by shopping online or by tapping at contactless payment terminals in stores. Sound like a recipe for splurging? Not so, he said.

“When kids have cash they wantthinking about saving rather than getting rid of the money,” said Hall, who also prefers giving digital allowances because he never carries cash.

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