This post is made in partnership with The Network Niche Influencer Agency and Control Card. All opinions are my own.
I’m all about controlling my spending. Obviously. I’m a budget coach! However, I wasn’t always a coach! In fact, there was a time in my life (early 20s, college student) where I couldn’t control my spending if you paid me! The minute money hit my bank account; it was gone. So, if anyone understands the struggle that comes with controlling the impulse to spend, it’s me!
That’s why I’m so excited to share how you can control your spending with The ControlTM Prepaid Mastercard®(1)! Why wasn’t this around when I was in college?! Keep reading for some tips and tricks on how to control your spending like a pro!
Why Prepaid Cards Keep Your Spending Controlled
The most important aspect of a prepaid card is that you have a set amount of money on that card, and that’s it. Once the money is spent, there’s no more spending left to do until the card is reloaded again. This can work to your benefit when trying to control your spending!
It’s like using cash. Once the cash is gone, the spending stops. However, there’s no hassle of managing cash! Your balance is managed with your prepaid debit card. I’m personally not a cash person, so I love leveraging features that help me control my spending without the need for using cash!
A prepaid debit card is the perfect tool for managing your variable spending. Think things like groceries, gas, discretionary, and other spending that most of us do each month but may struggle with managing. Put your budgeted amount for those spending areas on your prepaid card and VOILA! You can now control your spending like a pro!
Introducing the Control Prepaid Mastercard
Now that you can see the benefit of controlling your spending with a prepaid card, I want to introduce you to the Control Prepaid Mastercard! And yes, I have one too!
Driven by a greater purpose to see ethnically diverse communities succeed, Control is committed to helping you take Control of your money and experience new financial possibilities—together! How amazing is that?! Any resource designed to help us break through the system and come out on top with our money is high in my books!
What really takes the Control card to the top is the mobile app(3) that comes with it! The app lets you manage your account wherever you are, whenever you need it. This means you can always keep an eye on your spending! Use it to check yourself!
Plus, the app lets you set up Anytime Alerts (TM3) and get text messages alerting you of your Card Account activity. There will never be a reason for your not to stay on top of your spending money!
Another awesome feature that comes with the Control card is the ease and accessibility of transferring(4) money to other card users! If your family, friends or significant other have the Control Prepaid Mastercard or other Netspend prepaid cards, you can easily transfer (or receive) money online.
Whether you have friends or family who owe you money, or if you need split purchases, Control Card makes it easy to get your money without having to worry about continuously following up. Trust me, I know that’s not a fun activity!
All in all, the Control Prepaid Mastercard can help you control your spending by giving yourself only what you need to spend. There’s no getting around the need to keep our spending in check, so make your life a little bit easier with the Control Prepaid Mastercard!
The CGS Team
1 IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OPENING A CARD ACCOUNT: To help the federal government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, the USA PATRIOT Act requires us to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens a Card Account. WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU: When you open a Card Account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and your government ID number. We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying information. Card activation and identity verification required before you can use the Card Account. If your identity is partially verified, full use of the Card Account will be restricted, but you may be able to use the Card for in-store purchase transactions. Restrictions include: no ATM withdrawals, international transactions, account-to-account transfers and additional loads. Use of Card Account also subject to fraud prevention restrictions at any time, with or without notice. Residents of Vermont are ineligible to open a Card Account.
(2) Cash Back Rewards is an optional program. You may opt-out at any time by visiting the Cash Back Rewards page in your Online Account Center. Reward offers are based on individual shopping habits. Cash back rewards are credited to your Card Account and are not available in the form of a check or other direct payment method. See the program FAQs and Terms and Conditions in your Online Account Center for additional details about how and when you get rewarded. Program sponsor: Netspend Corporation. MetaBank and Mastercard are not affiliated in any way with this program and do not endorse or sponsor this program.
(3) No charge for this service, but your wireless carrier may charge for messages or data.
(4) Fees for bank transfers are determined by the transferor’s bank and may be charged to the transferor’s bank account by the service provider or originating bank. No cost for online or mobile Account-to-Account transfers between Netspend Cardholders; a $4.95 fee applies to each such transfer conducted through a Netspend Customer Service agent.
The Control Prepaid Mastercard is issued by MetaBank®, National Association, Member FDIC, pursuant to license by Mastercard International Incorporated. Netspend is a registered agent of MetaBank, N.A. Certain products and services may be licensed under U.S. Patent Nos. 6,000,608 and 6,189,787. Use of the Card Account is subject to activation, ID verification, and funds availability. Transaction fees, terms, and conditions apply to the use and reloading of the Card Account. See the Cardholder Agreement for details.
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