This content is sponsored by BusyKid. The thoughts and opinions below are entirely my own.
I try to plan for my children’s future without dwelling on the uncertainty. We don’t know what the future holds for our kids, what skills they will develop and what types of things will be just out of reach. My goal is to provide them with the best preparation for their future. BusyKid is one way that parents like me can help teach financial literacy to our ASD children and prepare them for a successful, independent adulthood.
BusyKid is like a child’s first job. They will earn money that is deposited into their account – like direct deposit! From there, they choose how to save, spend or invest that money. It is a tool that helps me teach my children how to manage their finances. Let’s be honest, financial literacy can be a boring topic that my kids easily tune out. BusyKid simplifies the teaching process for me with a fun, hands-on learning experience. Unemployment and underemployment among young adults with autism is at 90%*. Our kids don’t learn about financial literacy in school, and teaching it to them can give them an advantage in entering the workforce.
According to Gregg Murset, BusyKid CEO, “Your child can earn, save, share, spend and invest a weekly allowance. By using BusyKid regularly from a young age, your children can start building a routine they can use when it’s time for them to be living on their own.”
For just $14.95 per year, you can enroll the entire family in BusyKid and start building financial literacy. For a limited time, two children in each new family will receive a free $10 stock to help them learn how to invest in the stock market. There is also a new BusyKid Spend Card, a reloadable Visa® prepaid card, that can be added for just $5 per year. With the BusyKid Spend Card, kids can spend their allowances in-store or online, or transfer their funds to other bank accounts.
When I am running around, trying to keep everyone’s schedules straight and to-do lists done, BusyKid comes to the rescue so that I don’t need to think about doling out allowances and maintaining chore charts. By adding this to our kids’ routine, I can simplify my life while incentivizing chores, helping my kids gain independence, and promoting their financial literacy. I want to give my kids every advantage possible.
How will BusyKid help teach your child about money? Earning through chores, investing for the future, creating a budget?
*According to a study by Washington University in St. Louis in 2012.