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Teach Your Kids To Donate Like It’s The Holidays All Year Long

In Blog by BusyKid | November 20, 2018

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year, or so the song goes. November marks the beginning of what I like to call “Donation Season” – 61 days (November & December) when charities around the world receive over a third of their yearly donations. According to some recent reports on philanthropy, 34% of all ...

Gender Pay Gap Starts with Kids in America

In Blog by BusyKid | June 29, 2018

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 ...

Reasons to Get Rid of Your Paper Chore Charts

In Blog by BusyKid | June 15, 2018

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 ...

BusyKid & Great Hearts Academies Partner

In Blog by BusyKid | June 04, 2018

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 ...

Don’t Let Your Child Become a Summer Couch Potato

In Blog by BusyKid | May 23, 2018

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 ...

BusyKid Named Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient

In Blog by BusyKid | May 09, 2018

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 ...

3 Tips for Teaching Your Kids to Manage Money

In Blog by BusyKid | April 20, 2018

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 ...

BusyKid Challenge Coin Recognizes Kids’ Contributions

In Blog by BusyKid | April 17, 2018

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 ...

BusyKid Joins Forces with American Leadership Academy

In Blog by BusyKid | April 09, 2018

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% ...

How to Love Washing Dishes

In Blog by BusyKid | April 06, 2018

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 ...