Reasons to Get Rid of Your Paper Chore Charts

In Blog by Mike Prusinski

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 I needed to survive three days at the most fun and overcrowded places on earth was a phone or wristband. …

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Set Your Kids Up To Be Better In 2019

In Blog by Mike Prusinski

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 save more – spend less. While most resolutions fall apart by the end of January, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t …

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Time To Break The Financial Circle of Dumbness

January is Financial Wellness Month, Great Time To Breakout

In Blog by Mike Prusinski

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 financial journey much easier. If you’ve ever thought – “I wish I would have known that growing up”, when it …

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3 Things to Teach Your Young Children During Financial Literacy Month

In Blog by Mike Prusinski

While the particulars of family finance practices may vary, one thing remains the same: kids need to learn how to manage money from a young age. And yet amazingly, many teenagers will graduate high school this year with no knowledge about budgeting, loans, credit, taxes, or managing bank accounts. Because of this, the responsibility for teaching money management falls to the parents. And April is Financial Literacy Month, so there’s no better time to start …

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

In Blog by BusyKid

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 donations are made in the last three months of the year, including roughly 25% of those between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Talk …

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BusyKid Sponsors Learning at The Harlem Investment Plant

Under-served youth given opportunity to learn invaluable personal finance skills

In Blog, Making News by BusyKid

Phoenix, AZ – BusyKid, the only chore/allowance app where children can earn, save, share, spend, and invest real money wisely, is partnering with The Harlem Investment Plant to sponsor 10 students and enable them to enroll in the inaugural program. BusyKid will sponsor an additional 10 students in the second session of the program next year. Founder of The Harlem Investment Plant, Asia Wilson, a Registered Nurse and certified children’s yoga instructor, was inspired to …

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Gender Pay Gap Starts with Kids in America

In Blog, Making News by BusyKid

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

In Blog by BusyKid

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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Don’t Let Your Child Become a Summer Couch Potato

In Blog by BusyKid

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

In Blog, Making News by BusyKid

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 …