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So What Are Your (Latchkey) Kids Doing After School?

In Blog by BusyKid

Every year, millions of children head home after school to an empty house because school clubs/sport programs have been cut, after-school supervision is expensive, or the children are at an age where parents feel they are capable of being home alone for a few hours. If you have a “Latchkey” kid, you’re certainly not alone.    After-school care is a multi-billion-dollar industry, however more than a quarter of America’s school children (15.1 million) are on their own after …

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Great Financial Gift for Kids

In Blog by BusyKid

Are you looking for a financial gift for your children? BusyKid may be the perfect choice for you! One of our key goals is teaching kids how to become financially responsible; we do that with our easy-to-use mobile app. Giving kids weekly chores and rewarding them for their efforts is our first step to help promote responsible future spending. A financial gift is something your children will learn to appreciate, especially with lessons that BusyKid …

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Are Older Generations Harder Workers?

In Blog by BusyKid

We don’t want to think that the world revolves around money, but the sad reality is that you can’t do a lot of things without it. Things are rarely free, and you have to earn your income from hard work and consistency. It is said that newer generations don’t have the same work ethic that older generations have, but BusyKid is working to change this perception by encouraging children to earn a weekly allowance through …

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NowThis Spotlight

In Blog by BusyKid

Have you heard the good news? NowThis has highlighted BusyKid and its relationship with Sounds of Autism. BusyKid is a business that can help children of all backgrounds learn how to earn, save, share and invest weekly allowance. We are proud to help guide parents as they teach what it takes to be responsible for doing assigned tasks and then getting money which could be put on a BusyKid VISA prepaid spend card. With a …

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4 Reasons Your Children Need Weekly Chores

In Blog by BusyKid

Do you give your children weekly chores? A weekly chore chart for your child provides them a sense of urgency and teaches time management. Are you taking the right steps to teach your children financial responsibility? Time Management When kids are little, they like helping you around the house, by helping you make dinner, or even helping you wash the car. You may want to push off their offer because you feel that you can …

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Are Parents Spending Too Much Money on Their Kids?

In Blog by Mike Prusinski

  In its annual “Parents, Kids and Money” survey, T. Rowe Price revealed that 66% of the parents questioned giving their kids an allowance and the majority of them (55%) refused to do so without the kids earning it. The annual survey paints a very accurate picture of how parents spend their money and what guidance they give their kids in regards to earning, saving, sharing, spending and investing whatever money they (the kids) get …

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Don’t Wait For Schools, Teach Your Kids 7 Things About Money

In Blog by Mike Prusinski

This week is the start of 2018, and sometime within the next 365 days, some very trusted companies will put out some surveys and reports which will demonstrate how much kids (and some adults) don’t understand about the one thing everyone uses every day – MONEY. Back in the day when I went to school (during the 70’s), I remember spending at least half a year learning about finance and world economics. There was even …

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Buying Kids A Cell Phone For Christmas? Maybe It’s Time They Earned It

In Blog by Mike Prusinski

Cell phones … love or hate them, they’re not going away. My family has just four of them, but each is the latest version with the coolest features. And with these new phones I also got a larger bill, less conversations with my kids (and wife) and service that seems to be worse than I had before. Still, when I talk to friends or hear cell phone stories from other parents, it’s clear my problems …

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Even Santa Has His Chore List for Nice Kids

In Blog by Mike Prusinski

Kids are hard at work writing letters and making lists of the toys and games they hope to receive for Christmas. And Santa, with the help of his elves, is watching to keep track of what kids are acting naughty and who is being nice. To help remind kids of how they can help out around the holidays, Santa has shared with BusyKid a list of chores he is asking kids to help out with …

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Giving Tuesday Can Be A Springboard To Help Kids Become Charitable

In Blog by Gregg Murset

As of 2016, the U.S. government stated that the average household consists of 2.53 people. In our family, we have eight, so I guess we are not quite what you would call “average”. When you have a large family, the holiday season presents great opportunities and also some unique challenges. I’ll be honest it can all get a little overwhelming. Getting a family photo taken, sending out cards to friends and family, getting out all …