The Current Student Account

Everyone remembers their first bank account – it’s the one you get in your teens, when you walk to your local branch with your family to open an account. As a kid, it’s one of those moments that symbolizes your ever-increasing freedom as you grow older. But it’s also a special moment for your parents – a rite of passage as they hand that new checkbook off to you and teach you the basics of money.

Current’s latest release, the Student Account, is that moment, but updated for how we live now: with smartphones at the center of our lives. We are building a new type of shared mobile banking experience that helps people manage their money with collaborative, conversational tools unique to each member of the family. Kids get a Current debit card, which parents can manage using our app to send allowances to their children, help them manage their money and teach them financial responsibility.

Sign up at current.com, share it with parents you know who have kids, and let us know how you use it and how we can improve the service for you.

The dog run at Washington Square Park

Miles has gotten a chance to explore all sorts of neighborhoods downtown, which means he’s also gotten to check out various dog runs (Tribeca, Leroy, Washington Square, the legendary Tompkins Square, which is said to be the first run in the city). We find that each has its own unique culture, people, regulars. WSq is his current favorite.

Line of sight

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Miles on a weekend walk to Washington Square Park.

A quiet moment with Miles

These last few weeks, I haven’t gotten a chance to get the camera out much. I finally broke that streak by taking a few photos this past weekend. Here is Miles lounging on a Sunday afternoon. Miles’ adventures are on Instagram now too: @milespawhour.

Vancouver

This past week, I went to Vancouver to work side-by-side with my team there (we have had a small office there for the past year).

It was my first time there, but I didn’t have much time to explore outside of work, save for trying some new coffee shops. A new place, Nemesis, had my favorite espresso.