It may be easier than ever to buy your kids' love this holiday
season. A new report finds what teenagers want more than anything
else is ... cash!
Prepaid gift cards, to be exact, which is safer than handing a
wad of twenties to the kid who can't seem to go a week without
losing his cell phone. These debit-like cards are flexible, secure
and easy to reload, though there's no doubt they're a little
lacking in the Christmas morning sentimentality department.
The report, conducted (true story) by BillMyParents, a prepaid card website, finds
that nearly half of teens surveyed said that instead of video game
equipment, new clothing or a new cellphone, they would prefer a
prepaid gift card, which they could presumably use to buy video
game equipment, new clothing and a new cellphone.
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