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A Letter to BusyKid, from an overwhelmed parent…

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On the show “Married at First Sight” counselor Pastor Cal often quips, “Marriage ain’t for sissies.” Most couples know this to be true. Add in parenting and even more resilience is needed. Add in special need parenting and well…give yourself a pat on the back for me if you’re also in this boat.  Hi, I’m ...

Make 2021 Better for Your Family with Realistic Financial Goals

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It’s a new year and with it comes the chance to start fresh … a clean slate … determined to do something new. By the time January 1 rolled around, it’s easy to say just about everyone was ready to see the end of 2020. Making the year better for you and your children begins ...

4 Tips to Have Goal-Setting Success for Kids

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Should children make New Year’s resolutions? It certainly sounds positive, doesn’t it? Yet with a success rate of only 20% in adults to keep their resolutions, young people who are still learning about practicing positive habits would likely come in at an even lower percentage. This doesn’t mean throw in the towel—BusyKid is all about ...

How to Use Debit Cards to Teach Kids How to Manage Holiday Spending

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Talking to your kids about money management can be a tricky conversation. However, in an increasingly cashless society, it’s a conversation that needs to happen. With a whirlwind 2020 and holiday spending in full force, teaching kids about proper spending has become more critical than ever. Fortunately, families now have access to endless financial tools ...

A Simple App Uncovered A Financial Whiz Kid

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Donna and Kevin have been proud of their 11-year-old daughter, Shae, for many reasons. Shae is conscientious, self-motivated, well spoken, responsible, and creative. When she was introduced to the BusyKid app to earn and manage her own money in October 2019, Shae became very budget conscious as well. But Donna could not have foreseen what ...

BusyKid Honors It’s Top 100 Financial Whiz Kids for 2020

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The financial literacy app evaluates over 200,000 kids’ financial achievements to find Best of Best Phoenix, AZ — For many, 2020 has been frustrating and circumstances brought on by COVID-19 have forced many adults to review personal finances, investment strategies, spending and saving habits. Still, despite the gloomy financial status of many adults, BusyKid, a ...

BusyKid App: How the Whole Family Can Benefit from this Amazing Tool

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You can rarely use the words “chore” and “fun” in the same sentence. However, with an ingenious chore app like BusyKid, it is effortless. The app not only makes doing household chores fun, but it also teaches kids a fundamental lesson on financial responsibility. However, teaching kids and making them understand fiscal responsibility and financial ...

How Will Money Motivate Your Kids To Do Household Chores ?

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Let’s crush a common misconception: using money to motivate your kids is not a prudent idea. Nothing can be further from the truth. Money can be a fantastic motivator for kids, and there is nothing wrong with using it to encourage kids to excel at home, school or other things. With the majority of high ...

Don’t Let TikTok Turn Into Your Kid’s Financial Advisor

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October is National Financial Planning Month, and the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and many people’s finances illustrates the importance of being prepared for the unknown and ready for financial emergencies. But personal finance is still a topic not taught in many schools. And even if classes are offered most schools don’t require them ...

5 Things Chores Will Teach Your Kids About Life

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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 ...