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5 Things Chores Will Teach Your Kids About Life

In Blog by BusyKid | July 17, 2019

If you ask any kids if they’d rather do chores or just play video games all day, it’s pretty obvious what they would answer. But, stay strong parents because ignoring the complaints and making your kids do chores can help teach them vital life skills. And not just how to vacuum and do laundry, they ...

THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY

In Blog by BusyKid | June 10, 2019

HOW BUSYKID HELPED BREAK THE CYCLE I once bought a car for a “rapper” I was dating, after he told me he was making a song with Snoop Dog and would “pay me back as soon as it dropped.” I know this is going to be shocking, but the song never happened (and the relationship ...

Summer Money Lessons

In Blog by BusyKid | June 06, 2019

Make This Summer a Summer of Money for Your Kids Kids are about to be turned loose from school for the summer. They’ll want to spend the time playing video games, watching videos online and scrolling through social media. And when that gets old, they will complain they are bored and have nothing to do. ...

Financial Boomerangs

In Blog by BusyKid | May 31, 2019

Cutting Off Your College Kids Before It’s Too Late As parents, we do everything we can for our children.  When they are little, our role is clear- they rely on us for everything.  As they grow, we adjust our levels of support and the ways in which we provide it.  As they become adults and ...

Why Financial Literacy is Important

In Blog by BusyKid | March 13, 2019

If you name 10 things you do every day, I’d bet that at least nine of them would directly (or indirectly) involve money. Understanding how money works is critical to everyday life and it’s one of the major reasons why many states are finally reviewing its high school graduation requirements in relation to how much ...

Learning to Give: Kids Donating Allowance Through BusyKid

In Blog by BusyKid | February 13, 2019

More than $25,000 donated by kids to charities featured on chore app  Phoenix, AZ (Feb. 6, 2019) – BusyKid believes everyone should take a balanced approach to financial success. The balanced approach includes consistently earning, saving, sharing, spending and investing money, and saving more than you spend. While not every adult takes the balanced approach, ...

School’s in Session(in some states) … Finally!

In Blog by BusyKid | January 24, 2019

With the recent announcement that middle schools in the state of New Jersey will be soon requiring a course on financial literacy, a new standard has been set in regard to the importance of teaching our children how money works. New Jersey was already one of just 17 states that require graduating high school students ...

Reasons to Get Rid of Your Paper Chore Charts

In Blog by BusyKid | January 14, 2019

It’s 2019, Time to Dump Paper Chore Charts Like it or not, everything is going digital. Even famous board games that at one time appeared to be safe from ever being played in your hand, are now one touch away.  During a family vacation to Florida I was blown away to learn that I all ...

Set Your Kids Up To Be Better In 2019

In Blog by BusyKid | December 23, 2018

It’s a new year and with it comes the chance to start fresh … a clean slate … determined to do something new. Last year roughly 65% of Americans said they planned to make New Years Resolutions, including the ever-popular ones – work out more, eat better, spend more time with family, travel more and ...

Time To Break The Financial Circle of Dumbness

In Blog by BusyKid | December 23, 2018

When it comes to understanding your financial world and how you got here, it’s very easy to blame some people who were supposed to have you better prepared. To name a few, you’ve had teachers, parents, employers, friends, your bank and grandparents who could have stepped up and provided some vital information to make your ...