App spot­light

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MY Job Chart takes the idea of teach­ing kids the value of money with a job board and dig­i­tizes it, also in­clud­ing the con­cepts of shar­ing and sav­ing. Plus, it’s free and cross- plat­form for added con­ve­nience.

It’s easy to set up. Sign up for an ac­count, add your kids to it, and then choose from a list of chores to as­sign to them, along with a dead­line (recurring or one-time). For each chore or job, you also need to set points that your kid earns upon com­ple­tion.

These points are the “cur­rency sys­tem” that My Job Chart hopes will teach chil­dren more about money. Chil­dren are free to save, spend or share the points they earn. The “Save” can be linked to a bank ac­count your child has. The “Share” can be linked to char­i­ties. And the “Spend” is linked to re­wards like a bed­time story or any­thing they want from Ama­zon, which you get to add. The app en­cour­ages you to talk to your chil­dren about the ben­e­fits of sav­ing, shar­ing and spend­ing and let­ting them then make a de­ci­sion about what they want to do with their earned points.

Fi­nally, there is a mes­sage board to help you and your fam­ily mem­bers com­mu­ni­cate with each other so that ev­ery­one is on track with their chores and re­wards.

— Life­hacker.com

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