** Kids have earned millions in allowance, completed millions of chores and invested hundreds of thousands.
“Since your kids probably won’t learn this in school, go to BusyKid and start teaching them now. This is a great idea! Check it out and get the kids on board.” Kevin O’Leary (Mr. Wonderful from Shark Tank)
BusyKid is the ultimate app that will help your kids learn how to manage money by simply doing chores around the house. This is the first and only chore app that allows a child to earn allowance and decide how to save, share, spend and invest it. Think of it as the first job your child will have with direct deposit!
Ideal for kids 6-16, BusyKid will help build sound money routines in saving, spending and investing in stocks. Within minutes your child can be earning money and taking care of responsibilities, instead of just sitting around watching TV, texting or playing video games.
Chore Calendar—Similar to all mobile calendars, the Chore Calendar allows parents to set daily, weekly, and monthly chores, schedule any task on a future date, or arrange for chores to repeat.
Parent Dashboard—One place where a parent can see what ALL the children are doing, earning, and spending. See the entire family or a single child with a single touch.
Child Dashboard—The weekly allowance and balance of a BusyKid Spend Card are prominently centered at the top of the dashboard, but the page also includes the options to save/invest, share or spend any funds in the account.
Activity Stream—Included in both the parent and child menus, the color-coded activity stream displays all the account activity for each day, as well as any money moved or spent by a child.
Push Notifications—BusyKid uses push notifications to alert parents to specific activity and approval for weekly payday.
Charities—Children have the option to donate their allowance to more than 20 charities that have joined the BusyKid family or to a charity of their choice.
• One low price covers entire family
• Quick set-up and fast motivation for children
• Uses real money for paydays and bonuses
• Assigned chores and activities based upon ages
• Preset allowances based upon ages
• Parental approvals via push notifications
• Parental monitoring of all activities
• Clearly displayed account balances
• Automatic Payday each Friday
• Parents can pay a bonus
• No age limit for BusyKid Spend Card for in-store or online purchases
• Children can invest in real stocks & follow kids stocks activity
• Children can donate allowance to over 20 special charities or their own
• Immediate and safe movement of funds between accounts
BusyKid gives children three ways to spend their allowance - GET CASH, BUY STOCK & BUSYKID SPEND CARD.
Parents have the ability to approve all transactions when money is moved outside the BusyKid platform (donation, money to spend cards, request for cash) as well as every payday. However, we’ve designed the app to be a teaching tool where mistakes can be part of the learning experience.
• Length of subscription (time period and content or services provided during each subscription period) 1 year
• Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
• Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable
Bug fixes and workflow improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Used to be a great app
I am extremely disappointed this app went wrong so quickly. They are in a ‘transition period’ and it has caused so many hiccups. Our money is missing and they have no real solution. Just blaming it on the new app and new website transition. When the app it worked it WAS great. Some user learning curves, especially on the kids’ side. But now I have cancelled my paid subscription. There are plenty of other and cheaper apps that work without stealing or misplacing children’s money. Ridiculous! Don’t waste your time.
Developer Response ,
I'm sorry that the transition to our new app hasn't been a good experience so far. Please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can handle the issue personally. I'd like you to see us hit out stride again. Thanks - Mike Prusinski, President
Social security info not secure
I was looking forward to using this app as I think it’s a great way for kids to learn the importance of money management at a young age. However when I went to request Visa cards for my kids, I was asked to provide my social security number via a non-encrypted page on the app as well as through their third party vendor Cliq. I was also asked to provide supporting documentation (copy of drivers license). Mind you I have credit cards from some of the larger financials firms in the country and never have I been asked to provide back up, as most background credit checks are done electronically today. Get that fixed and I will gladly use the service. Identity theft is real.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback and changes are being incorporated. Most likely, Cliq is the organization that provided your other credit cards, so they understand the security measures needed, but they are also required to verify the identity of everyone applying for a card due to the Patriot Act. They are the ones asking for the copy of your DL, not BusyKid. We appreciate the concern and will continue to provide better communication on why this information is needed.
I really want to like this. Had days of issues with the app not recognizing that I had a paid subscription, and after several back and forth emails the issue was fixed.
But that's not the only problem. Asks for my iTunes password almost every time I open the app which is super annoying. Never remembers my log-in info even though I have opted for that, no face ID, and now I can't even log in (again!). I really hope they can get the issues all straightened out. All of these problems should have been taken care of before being launched.
I will say that support is responsive but I didn't sign up and pay for this to help with bug testing.
Developer Response ,
Shannon ... We're sorry that you've had troubles but happy that we were able to help resolve one. We also have a chat and a phone number as options to communicate with support. We're currently doing an update that will take care of the Apple Store log in issue as well. I hope your future experience will be better and you can update how you feel about us. Sincerely - Mike Prusinski, President, BusyKid
- BusyKid, Inc.
- 46.1 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Catalan, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Copyright 2019 BusyKid Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- BusyKid $24.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.