Research + News | Topic: Finances
May 28, 2019
How Kids’ Allowance Works In The Smartphone Age
When it comes to teaching children about money, chore charts are out, electronic accounts are in. Read the article here.
Aug 27, 2018
Posting Instagram Sponsored Content Is The New Summer Job
While some teens spent the summer of 2018 babysitting, bagging groceries, or scooping ice cream, thousands of others made hundreds of dollars—and in some cases, much more—the new-fashioned way: by doing sponsored content on Instagram. Read the article here.
Aug 17, 2018
Parents Hiring Fortnite Coaches To Improve Play, Help Children Level Up
As Fortnite Battle Royale continues to dominate the world of video games, parents are starting to invest in coaches in the same way they would for sports or academics. Read the article here.
Aug 15, 2018
Do Teens Use Facebook? It Depends On Their Family’s Income
While only one-third of kids from families with higher incomes said they are on Facebook, Pew reported recently, a much larger share of teens from lower-income backgrounds said that they still use the platform. Read the article here.
Apr 2, 2018
Amazon Reportedly Wants To Create Checking Accounts For Teens
Amazon is in early discussions with banks including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Capital One Financial Corp. to create something akin to checking accounts that will be aimed at teenagers. Read the article here.
Mar 26, 2018
How Video Games Turn Teenagers Into Millionaires
From making their own games, to broadcasting live online, to playing professionally in packed stadiums – how entrepreneurs in their teens and twenties earn a living on video games. Read the article here.
Nov 13, 2017
Amazon Revolutionizes Teen Allowances
Amazon has launched a new program that allows parents to set up, fund and manage shopping accounts for their teens. Read the article here.
Oct 24, 2017
American Teens More Than Twice As Likely To Purchase Online Than Adults
Digital content, including video games, accounts for 54 percent of teen spending online. Read the article here.
Jul 27, 2017
Teenage Tantrums As Kids Demand Mum And Dad Pick Up The Bill For Their Digital Lives
Despite two thirds of kids owning a smartphone (67% of those aged 8-15), fewer than one in 10 (9%) pay their own phone bill – according to findings from the latest Halifax Pocket Money Survey. Read the press release here.