Setting up Text/Email notifications So You Get Alerts When Your Child Spends


This post was created in partnership with American Express

Sometimes I have a love hate relationship with technology. When it works well, it’s amazing. But when it doesn’t want to work, I basically want to throw my laptop out the window. Anyone else able to related with me?! Recently my love hate relationship has turned to a love relationship as I set up the text/email notification option that’s available with Nicholas’ Additional Card Membership. Thanks to the American Express app I’m able to monitor the Additional Card that we gave our oldest to use as he is out on school functions or traveling with his band. I love being able to give him the freedom to use his card as needed, and having the option to be notified with every purchase to make sure he’s not overspending or making purchases that are unnecessary.


It’s been quite an adjustment to be able to let my oldest be more independent and make his own decisions. It’s so comforting to know that we’re making sure he’s set up with detailed knowledge that will inform his financial decisions in the future. Learn more about how to add your teen to your account as an Additional Card Member here: