Meet BusyKid - money manager, savings account, banking for teens & kids debit card!
BusyKid helps kids and teens to start learning money management routines that adults need, including using a debit card.
With BusyKid, parents can give kids an allowance: by having them do chores based on age and schedule. In addition, the app allowance tracker lets kids learn how to handle a savings account and how to spend & invest using a debit card.
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BusyKid is easy to set up and use:
In BusyKid, parents can order up to five BusyKid prepaid debit cards connected to a checking account. This way, learning money management routines for kids and teens can become much easier and more effective.
Additionally: parents receive real-time push notifications on all money activities and follow all activities on the kids' debit card activity stream, including any spending using the debit card.
Set an allowance to be paid weekly or twice a month with or without chores being completed.
Help build more significant savings with Parent Paid Interest and lock money movement between Save, Share & Spend areas.
Have friends or family add money to the BusyKid account for birthdays, holidays, or working for a neighbor by using the BusyPay feature.
Banking for teens & kids debit card:
Teens and kids can personally manage money by having their money divided into the Save, Share and Spend areas, or through their own BusyKid Prepaid debit card design.
The BusyKid spend card app for teens that allows them to make purchases online or in stores with a debit card or have a virtual card by adding it to a device wallet.
Visit more than 55,000 US ATMs for cash.
Build an actual savings account or transfer funds.
Chores and allowance: Receive an allowance for doing chores, keeping up with the house cleaning schedule, just doing great work, or performing well at school.
Additionally, kids and teens can donate some allowance to over 50 charities.
Get cash feature: use the app to get repaid for money you borrowed to your child or to remove funds if they aren't doing their chores.
Use a BusyPay QR code so friends or family can add money to the account for birthdays, holidays, or working for a neighbor.
Use BusyPay to send money to others using BusyKid.
Safety First on BusyKid:
BusyKid uses the latest SSL encryption technology and funds inside the BusyKid, child's accounts are FDIC Insured. Requires individual PINs on accounts and Spend Cards. Parents receive alerts for any money transaction and card issues. Has all sensitive information stored by partners who are compliant with all Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards.
Banking Services provided by MVB Bank, Inc., Member FDIC. Terms and Conditions Apply
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Ratings and Reviews
First Week Using App
We are in the first week using this app. This app has really got my children excited about chores. I also like that they can learn basic financial fundamentals with this app. The children are also excited about being able to make donations to organizations that help make our world a better world! The reasons for the 4 stars (and not 5) are: (1) they cannot trade chores or reading books for screen time (Minecraft). We might have figured a workaround by using the “cashing out” feature and setting a cost for a hour of time, but I would love to see an enhancement related to earning non-payments rewards and (2) does not seem to have a way to mitigate when a child looses their phone as a consequence - they can’t track chores - we have not figured out if the child can print chores out and backenter chores completed or if they just miss out on doing the chores and being compensated. If you are a parent that takes away your children’s electronics…be aware. I am sure we haven’t figured it out yet! Anyway…so far very pleased!
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your feedback and 4 stars. We really want 5, so we'll be working hard to earn the last one. The reason for no non-money rewards is that our app is designed to help children how to manage money. Having non-money rewards works against the basic function of the app and what it's designed to teach. We appreciate you finding a way around this to fit your needs. As far as a child losing their phone, a child can log in from any device as long as they have the main account email and their PIN. However, if they miss some days, yes, they can add past chores not marked. If you have any other questions or comments, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or chat through our website.
Well worth it/ it has helped our relationship
The cost for Busy Kids is worth it. My 9 yo son and I struggled with our relationship every day. I give him a directive and he didn’t follow through. I repeat myself multiple times a day but it didn’t get me anywhere but frustrated and annoyed. I researched the debit card apps for kids and came across Busy Kids. The price is affordable $20 for the year. It may not have all the bells and whistles compared with other apps” BUT I don’t need the extras, just the basics. It has a share/donate, spend, and save option. It automatically sends a portion of my sons earned income to the above. You can transfer all money into the spend account BUT we decided to donate to an organization. (If the organization isn’t listed, you can send a request to the team). I’ve used the app for 2 weeks now and I can tell you that it has minimized the arguments I’ve had with my son on a regular basis. I remind him: “ Remember , your paycheck is coming up. Make sure you earn that money!” The app is pretty easy to use— and I did have a question , sent an email, and the team responded the same day! So , they are definitely available for concerns.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the tremendous feedback. We're working hard to make sure our app has everything a parent and child needs to understand money management and make life easier. It's an important topic and one that needs to be practiced. We appreciate you using the app and card, and we'll continue to fine tune and add new features several times a year.
Hoping it meets expectation ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Just downloaded the app and I can’t wait to introduce it to my two children. I think the concept is awesome. Though there are a couple features that I think may be helpful, because I found myself searching through the app to see if they were an available-I see list by “child”, “chore” and weekly chore view. I would love to have an option to view the whole month laid out like a calendar and show who has a chore in each day’s box of the calendar grid to ensure that I have given both children the opportunity to earn equally for the week and the month. Not necessarily the detailed chore, but just that child A has two today and child B has one-but tomorrow child A has one and child B has two(so it balances out) at a glance. It would also be helpful to have the weekly and monthly allowance total available per child viewable for the parents so that we can anticipate amounts for payday and see how much they could potentially earn per month individually without having to manually click each date and add up myself. (Unless I just overlooked that feature, in which case just omit 😬)Just a few shortcut ideas that I thought may help me and possibly other parents 🤷🏼♀️ Hope to rate more accurately once we have used the app!
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the fantastic feedback. We love getting suggestions for improvements from our parents! We have a long list of new features and updates coming, we'll make sure to add yours as well. After you use the app for a while, we hope you'll add a few more stars! :)
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- BusyKid, Inc.
- 76.9 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
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