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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 ...

3 Things to Teach Your Young Children During Financial Literacy Month

In Blog by BusyKid | December 22, 2018

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 ...

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, Making News 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 ...