Online Chore Chart Earns National Recognition as “Financial Smart” Tool for Kids
PR Log - Mar 22, 2012 - More than 135,000 young people see MyJobChart.com as a fun, no-hassle, high-tech way to track their own chores and responsibilities. Now, the free online chore chart has garnered yet another national recognition that portrays it as much more than that.
MyJobChart.com was listed this week on the Jump$tart Coalition site, as a prime way to teach personal financial literacy to young people. (See http://clearinghouse.jumpstart.org/resource/1430/) The Jump$tart Coalition, a national nonprofit organization, based in Washington, DC, has set national standards for K-12 finance education in schools and the coalition brings together partners and tools that they consider to be useful in advancing “financial smarts for students.”
This latest national recognition for My Job Chart is among others that have seen the value in the free online services’ model of teaching financial responsibility and decision making. Created by Gregg Murset, a Certified Financial Planner from Scottsdale, Ariz., My Job Chart serves as a chore tracking chart and reward system, a way to foster accountability and a powerful tool to teach the process of money management.
On the site, icons make it possible for even the youngest children to use the online system, and MyJobChart.com allows parents and their children to personalize the list of chores and to use a built-in reward system to practice the concepts and learn how to “Save,” “Spend” or “Share.” As the children complete their jobs, they earn a certain number of points, to be “saved” or “spent” right away to “purchase” a reward supplied by their parents. My Job Chart allows parents to access an Amazon store link where they can purchase reward items, and the site is also set up to allow families to create “free” rewards—anything from extra TV time, one-on-one time with mom or dad or a family bike ride.
In addition, MyJobChart.com teaches the importance of giving as it allows children to “share” by donating to a charitable organization. With it, Murset says, “Kids really get this connection between work and money and how the two work with each other. We see so many kids today who are irresponsible and don’t really understand the value of a dollar. Some do everything possible to get out of work! That whole scenario is not good for kids and families. It’s not good for America. It’s not good for anybody.”
Bottom line, he says, “MyJobChart.com is just a fun, easy way to instill work ethic and teach financial responsibility over time. And, it works. That’s the real beauty of it and is what national organizations are seeing more and more.” To access the free My Job Chart website, visit http://www.MyJobChart.com. - - -
My Job Chart (MyJobChart.com) is the free, easy to use, online chore chart and reward system for teaching kids about money management and finances, while helping them stay organized and motivated. Teaches kids how to Save, Share and Spend responsibly.