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Gender Pay Gap Starts with Kids in America

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BusyKid, the only mobile app and web platform that allows children to earn allowance and use it to save, share, spend and invest, analyzed their database to see how parents are paying their kids and found that even before setting foot in the workplace boys are earning more than girls. On average, boys earned twice as much for doing chores per week than girls, and were awarded larger bonuses by parents. Also according to BusyKid, …

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Reasons to Get Rid of Your Paper Chore Charts

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Like it or not, everything is going digital. I just came back from a family vacation to see the magical land that began with a mouse and it blew me away when I learned early on, I never needed money. A wristband and cell phone were all I needed to survive three days at the craziest place on earth. While the digital age has become a standard way of living, there is one place that …

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BusyKid & Great Hearts Academies Partner

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Partnership raises funds and teaches lessons in finance, work ethic, responsibility and more At a time when very little is taught in school about personal finance, BusyKid and Great Hearts have come together to offer Great Hearts students in Arizona and Texas the means to learn valuable financial lessons firsthand. BusyKid is the first and only chore/allowance app where children can gain firsthand experience earning, saving, sharing, spending and investing real money. The app was …

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Don’t Let Your Child Become a Summer Couch Potato

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The percentage of children aged six to 12 who were physically active three or more times a week had its most significant drop in five years and is now under 25%, according to new data. With the laziest time of year for kids (summer break) upon us, have you thought about how your kids will stay busy as the temperatures go up? There are an estimated 15 million summer-time latchkey kids (ages 5-12 who stay …

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BusyKid Named Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient

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The Mom’s Choice Awards® has named BusyKid a Gold Recipient as one of the best family-friendly media, products and services. The MCA evaluation process uses a proprietary methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal, and cost. “In an industry where credibility means everything, it’s meaningful that BusyKid as earned the Mom’s Choice Awards highest honor,” says BusyKid CEO Gregg Murset. “We …

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3 Tips for Teaching Your Kids to Manage Money

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According to the Department of Agriculture, a middle-income married couple with two kids is estimated to spend $233,610 raising a child born in 2015. Parenting is undoubtedly expensive, and in order to provide the best possible life for your children, you need to have a good understanding of your finances. This is a skill that will not only help your kids as they are growing up but later in their life as well. Teaching your …

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BusyKid Challenge Coin Recognizes Kids’ Contributions

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Phoenix, AZ – BusyKid, the first and only online chore chart where children can earn, save, share, spend and invest real money, has created a Challenge Coin to recognize children who have successfully demonstrated the ability to earn and manage money through the BusyKid app. Nominations for the BusyKid Challenge Coin will come from parents or grandparents, and each month a child (or children) from around the U.S. will be selected to receive the 2-inch …

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BusyKid Joins Forces with American Leadership Academy

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Phoenix, AZ – BusyKid, the first and only online chore chart where children can earn, save, share, spend and invest real money, is helping students at American Leadership Academy (ALA) build accountability and responsibility. A PEW Research Center survey of parents revealed that nearly every parent (94%) wants their children to be responsible, while 92% also hope for children who are hard-working. BusyKid and American Leadership Academy are coming together to help grow children who …

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How to Love Washing Dishes

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We’ll admit it, cleaning dishes is one of the least liked chores. But washing dishes is a chore that should be done every day. Having a dishwasher is a luxury, and even with one, some dishes aren’t dishwasher safe. Starting children off early and teaching them the importance of taking care of your kitchen dishes and utensils will give them invaluable skills for their future. At this point you’re probably wondering, but when do I …

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Want Successful Teens? Have Them Do Chores

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It’s no surprise kids who do chores often succeed later in life. Like encouraging your kids to eat their vegetables, chores are packed with good things growing children need to turn into successful adults. In fact, a recent survey from online polling company Pollfish discovered moms and dads who had kids regularly complete chores found them to perform better in school as well as be more responsible, accountable, dependable, disciplined and creative. So, if kids …