Now, parents, family, and friends can collectively invest in the kids they love, starting at the earliest age.
Custom portfolios and options for recurring contributions mean that smart investing is easier than ever.
No more cash stuffed in an envelope. With EarlyBird, family and friends can gift investments to your little one, so their gifts can grow up, just as they do.
With meaningful photos and videos attached to each gift or investment, your child will never lose sight of the love that built their nest.
A more intentional and focused way to save
“We love the convenience of sharing a link with family and how easy it is for them to contribute to our kids' financial future.”
This will set her up to be financially secure "forever"
“I love how easy it is to save money for my daughter. I don't have to worry about it, and I can be sure that the money will be kept for her and nothing else.”
An appreciation for *appreciation*
“I much prefer to gift my children something that appreciates rather than just another toy—they have plenty. I also like that it's easy for friends and family to do, too!”
A head start on investing
“It's an easy way to give a gift that grows with time—and I love being able to share a video along with the gift! Can't wait for my child to see the messages in a few years!”
The flexibility of not having to save only for college
“I love that it enables me to save for my child's future with the flexibility for them to do what they want to do with their savings—whether it's college or life-learning experiences, such as travel.”
Financial security for my child
“It gives me some peace of mind knowing that when my child becomes an adult, she'll have a nice cushion to support her, whether she wants to go to college, take a trip across the world, or buy a car.”
No investing experience? No problem!
“EarlyBird has found a quick and easy way to create generational wealth! Thanks to EarlyBird, my children will have a foundation to grow from after high school.”
A nest egg for college or the next phase of life
“I love the simplicity of recurring monthly investments—Plus, they’ll have a nice nest egg for college or the next phase of life after high school.”
A simple and easy way to invest in a child’s future
“With EarlyBird, hopefully my children will learn about the value of investing and saving along their trip to adulthood. What a wonderful head start it will be!”
EarlyBird helps parents launch a type of custodial investment account known as an UGMA (Universal Gifts to Minors Act). These are flexible accounts that will be transferred to your child when they are of age (18 or 21, depending on your state of residence). As opposed to a 529, which can only go toward education-related expenses, funds from an UGMA can support any of your little one's big dreams, from travel to college to homeownership.
We’ve set EarlyBird up so that your child can have a smart, simple, and modern portfolio. That means the option to invest in ETF-based portfolios and crypto, all tailored to you and your child’s goals, timeline, and risk tolerance.
We’re committed to providing you and your family with the highest levels of security. Our trusted partner and custodian Apex Clearing Corporation, a third-party SEC registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA and Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), holds all investment accounts. This means the investments in your account are protected up to $500,000 total.
We also use multi-factor authentication, automatic logouts, ID verification to prevent unauthorized access, and 256-bit SSL encryption to protect accounts.
Our pricing is simple. The subscription fee is $2.95/month for families with one child or $4.95/month for families with multiple children.
For family and friends who are sending gifts, there is a gift processing fee that is applied based on the gift value and payment method.