At BusyKid, we understand that, unless you know how to properly work this app, none of these amazing benefits really matter. We’re going to walk you through BusyKid, so you can understand how it works and navigate it with ease.
Any money coming into the BusyKid system (allowance or bonus), is separated into the Save, Share, and Spend areas based upon the allocation percentage. We pre-set this for you based upon the age of your child, but a parent can change it anytime from the Parent Dashboard. A parent can update/change the percentages by pressing “Edit Allocation” found on the parent dashboard.
A Parent or child can see a detailed daily list of all activity. The activity stream shows all chores completed, allowance and bonuses paid, money transfers, card spending, and more. Activities are even color-coded based upon approved, denied or pending.
If your child does something outstanding or goes above and beyond what was asked, show appreciation by providing a bonus. Only a parent can do this from their dashboard and it will take 1-2 days to process.
Ordering a BusyKid Spend Card is easy. During enrollment just type in the name as you want it on the card. The space is limited to 23 characters.
If you need to replace a lost or stolen card, just go to the menu and inside the MANAGE USERS section, you will see a link to order a new card. There is a replacement fee for a new card.
Always check the balance of the BusyKid Spend Card before using or after loading money to ensure funds are available. To do so, press the GET BALANCE button on the card image inside the child dashboard.
If you receive an error message when ordering a card, please don’t be alarmed. Just provide the additional information and a card will be processed quickly.
To order stock, a child just needs to select the item to invest in and the amount to invest. The parent will need to approve the transaction and then open a free account with our partner Stockpile. Buying stock through BusyKid is free, while there is a small fee for selling stock through Stockpile.
BusyKid currently features over 20 charities where children can donate. To do so, the child will just select the charity and the amount to donate. The parent will receive a message to approve the donation and a link on how to complete the process.
You will only have to do this procedure the first time you install the app for you or your children. Once the app is downloaded onto a device:
1. The parent logs in with his/her sign-in info (user name and password), and then check: “Remember Me”.
2. A “Family Page” will appear
3. Have the child enter his/her PIN. (Remind the child to never share this PIN)
If using a laptop computer, the sign in is the same.
While BusyKid uses advanced technology and security, it’s very easy to use and your children will be motivated as never before. Download the app and sign up for a free trial today!Start your FREE Trial