If you’re anything like me, you’ve given a gift to a child and wondered if they would use it or not.
Recently Supergirl, my boo, Superman’s Daughter turned 10! Haaaaaappy Biiiiiirthdaaaaay!
She had a Hollywood themed party and received a bunch of gifts.
The gifts had me thinking, what if INSTEAD of gifts, Supergirl’s guest invested in her goals?
Enter iSow…. (think, GoFundMe for kids)
iSow is a platform that transforms gift-giving for young people. With a focus on making gift-giving meaningful and simultaneously helping 0-22 year olds understand the true value of money, iSow lets young people use birthdays, holidays, and everyday gift-giving moments to sign up for “goals” instead of “goods” in 3 key categories: saving towards the future, sharing with those who are less fortunate, and spending wisely on things that matter.
1.YOU sign up and add your child(s) if they are < 13 years old.
2. Your child can sign up themselves if they are >13 years old.
3. You must add a PayPal email address to the iSow account for your child, to be able to receive money from gift-givers.
How iSow works:
- Once sign-up is complete, your child adds goals in 3 categories (saving for the future, sharing with others, and spending on something they really want.)
- Your child can have as many goals as they want in as many categories as they want (or as few!).
- Each child gets a customized url when they sign up (similar to Linked In) that they can share with family and friends in a birthday party invitation, in email or via facebook/social media.
- Friends, family members, party attendees, etc. can give a gift of money to their iSow profile to support their goals instead of buying them more meaningless “stuff” on birthdays, holidays and other gift-giving moments.
- The gift money is deposited into the PayPal account associated with their iSow profile as soon as the gift is given.
- iSow’s Financial Dictionary, Sow Smart, also teaches your kids the language of money using memes from hip hop artists, tv personalities, and artists who talk about money and give it context that young people can relate to. Think Rick Ross saying “Graduated from them cars, now it’s stocks and bonds” to explain what a stock and a bond is.
- learn more here: https://isow.com/blog/
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Want to support Supergirl’s goals on iSow? You can go so here: https://isow.com/user/profile/Acobb297/Alyssa
My Lisa Rule: I have 4 sisters and Lisa is the baby (we’ll she’s not a baby anymore). Of all of my sisters, I’m the most protective over her. Before I share any product or service with you, it must pass my Lisa Rule.
What’s the Lisa Rule? If I would not advise Lisa to use a product or service, I won’t advise you to. YOU are my Lisa. I feel protective over you and your financial journey.
iSow passes my Lisa Rule.