Chorepay helps teach kids financial responsibility (Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway)

So here’s something you probably don’t know about me.  When I met my husband, I had credit card debt.  Lots and lots of it.  You know when credit card companies go to college campuses and give a tshirt or a frisbee for signing up for the card?  I think I signed up for all of them.  Sadly, I can’t even say I had a ton of fun incurring my debt.  It paid for things like tuition, books, gas, food, clothing…not even one spring break trip.  It took me YEARS to get out of that mess. Years.  I was already working on it when I met my husband, but it took I think 3 years after meeting him to pay it off in full.  It isn’t that my parents didn’t teach us the value of a dollar- they did- or they tried anyway.  I just had no concept at all of what I was doing, and hey, that card has polka dots! How cute would that be in my wallet next to my confetti credit card?  (In retrospect, the confetti should have been from cutting the cards up, but I digress).  I will note that we DO live debt free (except for our mortgage) and we pay off our credit carD each month.  I would like to pass on my more recent financial habits than my previous ones to my children.  I have no doubt in my mind that my wonderfully patient husband agrees wholeheartedly.

Thanks to sites like Chorepay, parents like me who would like to teach their children about the value of a dollar have tools to help us.  Sure, my kids may learn things the hard way like I did…but maybe given the right tools and ways to practice from a young age, the kids will be informed, educated and understand that even if they have the money for something, doesn’t mean that they need to buy it- or maybe they’ll realize if they save a little bit longer, they’ll get an nicer/better quality item.  Choreplay lets you decide with percentages what children’s earnings can go to- spending, saving and donating.

Chorepay is fun for kids- they can create their own avatar, and they can create a wishlist for what they want (which is great for holiday time for gifts…but also gives them goals to save for).  They can create their wishlist from the “mall” and see what an item will cost them and  how much they have to save in order to pay for it.  This alone can go a very long way in teaching kids the value of a dollar- they may save for something for 6 months and realize once they have all that money saved, that hey! I’m not sure I want to spend all that money on this one thing, what if I find something else I’d like more?  The life lessons and skills learned in saving for a goal are so important.  They give our kids the tools they need to be able to function in the “real world.

One thing that I really like about Chorepay is how much you can customize it to your own needs- yours, your childrens’ and your family needs.  You don’t even have to do monetary rewards– my children are younger, so offering them $1 for doing xyz isn’t always going to mean a lot.  Taking them for an ice cream cone, or to the movies on a date with mom or dad, alone?  That’s some serious incentive around here.  The customization features of this program make it a great fit for kids who need and thrive on routines and schedules.  Parents even have the ability to comment on chores completed.  Positive reinforcement can go a really long way with kids!

Chorepay is working toward making Chorepay.com  a community and not just a checklist for chores. They want it to be interactive, so that users can be able to  ask questions and give/receive  feedback to/from other parents, and not just the folks from Chorepay.

I’m finding that with the technology and gadgets in our daily lives, apps and programs like Choreplay are becoming front runners in organization of family matters.   I know that I will turn to tools like Choreplay more and more as my kids get older and their wants and needs become more complex and more expensive.  I find Choreplay to be a great match for how we value and reward chores in our family.

What ways do you teach your children about finances?

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  • Love this creative idea!

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  • i.realle.need.to.win.please

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    • this is not going to count as the mandatory entry, please do as the instructions say.

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  • children can learn finances

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  • you can customize the chore pay for each age!

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  • Thanks for the giveaway…Chorepay is a wonderful tool to help teach your kids basic concepts of personal finance, an essential life skill !

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  • I like that it’s customize-able to each child’s/family’s needs.

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  • You can teach your child the value of a dollar! And have fun doing it!

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  • It enpowers children to show that work is rewarding.

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  • It empowers children to show that work is rewarding.

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  • I learned that money can also be donated to charity…nice.

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  • love the idea and teaches the importance of money
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  • They would like to build chorebuck into a community where people can interact with one another.

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  • I like that you can customized it to your child’s age.

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  • I learned that my kids could create a wish list to spend chore money on.

    kelleyc76(at)live(dot)com

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  • I learned you can customize it for a childs age and interests!

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  • I learned that kids can create a wishlist.

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  • I learned that you assign your kids chores and when they do them they get ChoreBucks, which they can spend or donate

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  • I learned that kids can use this to manage their money in a simple but effective way.

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  • I learned that kids can save, spend for things on the site or donate the money

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  • it can be customized for each child

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  • love the wishlist idea!

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  • i love that it can be customized for each child

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  • I learned that there was something called Chore Play and that the concept was bigger than just an allowance.

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  • It doesn’t only have to be for monetary rewards…I like that!

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  • I learned that Chorepay is a free service that will help parents schedule chores for their kids. It looks really neat!

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  • I learned that they can also donate their money to charity too through this site.

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  • I learned that I can create chores without a monetary reward

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  • learned that the kids create a wish list and something to work toward. Great idea!

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

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  • I like that its customizable and that kids and parents can tool it to their own needs.

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  • I like the fact that your kids can find about about the value of a dollar and budgeting money in a fun way.

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  • I learned kids like using it because they can create their own account with a wish list of what they are saving for.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  • I love that it can be customized to a child’s age and interests!!

    jessicaahays at hotmail dot com

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  • horepay as a way to teach kids to donate to charity. Also check children financial responsibility

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  • Kids can create a wishlist – thats cool

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  • You can customize it with your child’s interests.

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  • I like the personalization and we certainly do need to check children financial responsibility.

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  • The Kids can create a wishlist
    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

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  • I learned that you can add Guardians and Beneficiaries to your account.

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  • I like the fact that it is customizable to a child’s age and interests.

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  • You can use Chorepay as a way to teach kids to donate to charity.

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  • Kids can create a wishlist! Love that idea!

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  • I like that they help with the price for a chore and the kids can shop or donate

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  • I learned that you can use Chorepay as a way to teach kids to donate to charity.

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  • I like that it can be customized for children of different ages and that they can decide to donate if they wish

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  • I learned that you can set up chores without a monetary reward-they collect stars instead.

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  • I learned that kids can earn money when doing chores, which they can then spend at the mall @ ChorePay.com

    lisando@hotmail.com

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  • It can be customized by age group.

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  • You (and your kids) can budget for different categories

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  • I love that its customizable and that kids and parents can tool it to their own needs.

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  • I like how money isn’t the only option for rewards

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  • I learned that you can customize to fit your needs. Instead of rewarding kids with money for all their chores you can also select ways to pay them in other methods such as an ice cream treat.

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  • I like that it can be customized for different ages!

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  • I love the fact that it can be customized.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  • I learned that there are different customizations for different ages! that’s awesome!

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  • I learned that this tool helps children learn how important charitable donations are.

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  • I learned they can donate a percentage of money to charity

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  • I learned parents can decide what percentages are saved or spent. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  • I learned that Chorepay will make dividing household chores and managing incentives easier.

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  • I learned that you can customize it for various age groups.

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  • Learned that you can create a chores without monetary rewards and that you can add children

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  • i learned it can be customized by age groups

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  • Chorepay teaches kids financial responsibility.

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  • I like that it has an option for giving!

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  • I love that it customizes according to your child’s needs and wish list

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  • I learned that there are dinosaurs in their footer 😉

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  • That they get to chose how much to spend save or donate. This is really cool!

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  • It can be customized to age groups

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  • I learned that children can purchase items in the mall with their ChoreBucks. The parent must fund the ChoreBucks with the parent wallet

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  • I like how customizable it is.

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  • This is an amazing program. I love the option to have the money donated to charity! Terrific!

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  • I learned that circus peanuts are supposed to taste like banana, but they don’t think they do (And neither do I)

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  • I learned that it gives you a choice to donate money too.

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  • they’re trying to provide contemporary alternatives to traditional chore charts

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  • I love the different options for saving. Saving is sometimes a diffult thing to understand and do, even for adults.

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  • I learned that the stars that children earn can go towards rewards!

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  • Q: What flavor are circus peanuts?

    A: They’re supposed to taste like banana, but I don’t think they do.
    Ilearned they have a sense of humor.

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  • I learned that you can budget for different categories.

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  • I learned kids can donate money to charity

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  • I think it’s brilliant that it can help kids learn how to use their money, and even encourage them to donate a percentage toward a charity of their choice!
    Thanks!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  • I learned that you can customize it for your kids needs and age.

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  • it is customizable

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  • I learned they can donate a percentage of money to charity – very neat –

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  • We just started giving our kids chores and an allowance. I love that they can make a “wishlist” and learn the value of a dollar. It can be hard for the younger kids to understand, but they will love that they can see what they need to save for what they want, and I love that it will show them some long-term savings as well as charitable gifting!

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  • I like that they can see their progress instantly – much more frequently than a quarterly bank statement.

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  • I like that you can customize it to your situation.

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  • I learned that kids can donate their money to charity

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  • With chorepay a child can see their progress towards a reward with the stars they have earned.

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  • I learned that kids can earn stars, that count toward their reward.

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  • I learned that you can also create chores without a monetary reward. Children get stars for doing these chores and accumulated stars can go towards a reward of the parent’s choice, like a pizza party.

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  • Chorepay sounds pretty cool! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  • Who knew there was a site like this… I do chores for money at home, but tracking it online is always good too.

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  • I learned that it is customizable to your unique situation

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  • i learned that kids can earn points/stars instead of money so they still learn about value and saving

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  • I learned that it doesn’t have to be cash payout that the kids can earn stars and after so many stars they can get the reward like going out to a favorite place or something they like to do-great family time and great to get them to do chores and learn responsibilities-great site!

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  • I learned that your family create profiles, set up chores, and assign them a cash value.
    When your child has completed the chore, money moves from your profile to theirs.

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  • i learned they can create a wish list to help them realize what they want later down the road, they make better choices

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  • I learned that you can create a chores without monetary rewards and that you can add children

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  • I like that it suggests reasonable rates for chores

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  • i learned that this teaches them the value of money today and how to safe and not be selfish and how to manage their money….the safe way

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  • I learned that you can use anything as a reward and it’s customizable to fit the needs of the family directly! :)

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  • It is a safe way for kids to earn money by doing tasks and chores

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  • they can create a wishlist and save for things they want

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  • teaches money management
    Thanks for the contest! Janna JOhnson jannajanna@hotmail.com janna@feedyourpig on GFC

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  • Like the getting and giving of advice from other parents
    pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

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  • they take the ‘chore’ out of assigning chores.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  • kids learn that work(jobs) equal money

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  • I love that donating money is an option!

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  • they are able to save money for future.

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  • they can earn money doing chores

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  • entered safeskin

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  • they can earn money doing chores

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  • They provide a rainy day savings and/or college fund option.

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  • I have been looking for a way to give my girls visual incentives to earn and save their money. Thanks for sharing!

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  • it teaches kid about earning by working

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  • I learned that Chorepay is all about growing an active community where users can share ideas for chores, love that idea! I always seek other mommies for advice, and this free tool will be an awesome venue to get easy answers! There’s many opinions out there and this is the perfect app to find the solution that’s geared best for my children.

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  • i love how it let you figure out a rate for chores

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  • List is interactive

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  • i entered dealery

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  • I love that ChorePay helps us figure out reasonable rates for the chores!

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  • I learned that with a free ChorePay account, you and your family create profiles, set up chores, and assign them a cash value. Once a child has completed the chore, money moves from your profile to theirs.

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  • We’re working hard to provide contemporary alternatives to traditional chore charts

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  • I learned that kids can save, spend or donate…pretty cool!

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  • I learned that there is a wishlist option.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  • I learned that chorepay is customizeable for you, your children & your family’s needs

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  • I learned that this is an excellent idea for teaching my daughter healthy money habits and we are signing up today!!

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  • I learned that kids can create their own avatar and wishlist.

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  • I learned it uses a star rewards system

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  • I love that it teaches them about donating instead of spending on themselves.

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  • Love that it not only teaches our kids how to save money and be responsible but also teaches them an important life lesson when they are able to donate their money as well! love it!

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  • I learned that it’s a great way to teach children how to save money that they earn

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  • i like that it has a wishlist and that the kids are able to work towards their goal

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  • I love that kids can have their own account and work towards saving for something – and knowing what it will cost by going to the online “mall” to figure it out! All kids need to learn about the value of money, and this seems like a great tool to help them learn!

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  • I learned it’s a great place to start teaching kids about finances and earning money.

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  • the value of earning money by doing work

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  • I learned that it’s a community.

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  • I’ve been thinking about signing up for ChorePay for awhile. Your blog post reassured me I should.

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  • I learned Kids earn money by successfully completing agreed tasks and chores.

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  • I learned kids can create their own Avitar on Chorepay.

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  • I like that it helps teach kids good financial habbits, and they can create wishlists.

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  • I learned it helps with teaching the kids :)

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  • Chorepay is a great way to show children that hard work pays.

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  • I like that Chore Pay has ideas on age appropriate chores and how much allowance you should give plus many other great ideas

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  • they earn money by doing chores & tasks.

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  • This is a great way to teach my kids to save money. My daughter likes to spend every penny she makes. Not that she spends it all on silly things, some stuff she buys for her brothers is cute and useful, but she has trouble saving her money. I’m registering at Chorepay to teach her to save.

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  • I learned that this is an option of how to help teach kids about working & saving.

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  • I learned that each parent can create a unique wallet

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  • How much is shipping and how long will my order take?
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  • I learned that kids can earn money for doing chores and donate it to charity.

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  • You can create chores that have no monetary reward, but assign “stars” instead.

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  • I learned they have a tell your parent

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  • Kids earn money by doing chores & tasks.

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  • You can choose whether or not to assign monetary values to chores on ChorePay.

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  • with a free ChorePay account, you and your family create profiles, set up chores, and assign them a cash value.

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  • You sign in with a facebook account.

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  • Hopefully It will teach my kids the value of a dollar.

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  • I learned alot of great ideas to help teach my child how to save.

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  • My girl is still very young, and I learned that positive reinforcement is more rewarding for her than a treat.

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  • I learned that kids can donate their money to charity.

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  • I like that they include rewards and not just money.

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  • I learned that kids earn money by doing assigned chores.
    austma7@aol.om

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  • I learned that you can use star rewards for small chores!

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  • I found out kids can spend, save or donate their earnings.

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  • This is a great way to teach kids about money

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  • Have a teen? That’s such a formative time of life, as they try to find their own way and establish who they are and what their personality is, the parenting challenges are compounded. Our free tool also provides incentives to motivate teens to be eager to complete chores. Finding unique ways to implement our Star system when creating chores is another way to create allowance rewards.

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  • Wow, I wish they had this when I was younger. I learned that with a free ChorePay account, you and your family create profiles, set up chores, and assign them a cash value. Once a child has completed the chore, money moves from your profile to theirs. They can save for a rainy day, make purchases in our market place or become young philanthropists and donate to charity.

    Thank you for this giveaway!! =)

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  • I learned that kids can create a wishlist for items they want to buy.

    mmacaluso333@yahoo.com

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  • I learned that kids earn money by doing assigned chores and this app keeps track of everything.

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  • i learned it is free

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  • i learned it has a charitable donation aspect!

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  • I learned that there are over 1500 items in the marketplace on chorepay

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  • there is an app!

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  • I learned there are Over 1500 items in the ChorePay Marketplace

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  • I learned that it can answer all the questions I have, for example how much to pay an 8 year old per chore

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  • I like that kids can learn about donating and it is free

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  • I learned that you can set up a chore reward list without monetary rewards

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  • i learned there’s over 1500 items to choose from at the marketplace

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  • i learned that your children can also donate what they earn to charities

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  • entered your Kindle Fire giveaway

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  • I learned that the ChorePay account is free

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  • I learned that there’s an option for kids to donate, which I just love!

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  • I learned that you can keep a savings or rainy funds for your children

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  • ChorePay account is free and Chorepay has mobile app to use as well.

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  • I love this site! What a neat idea to teach my son about financial responsibility! Unfortunately I am in the CC debt you spoke of and would love to try this site to help him avoid this as an adult.

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  • That it will be interactive!!

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  • love that they earn something tangible!

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  • I learned that the children can set goals and do research into how much something will cost and how long they’ll need to save for it!

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  • It’s nice there’s an interactive community for users.

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  • I learned that the Benefactor role is ideal for relatives and friends that may live out of the area.

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  • The first thing I learned is the fact that I did not know anything like this even existed! Reading their FAQs, I learned that you can use a monetary reward or star reward. This is great.

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  • its great they can either spend chorebucks or donate.

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  • Since I’d never heard of it, I learned lots. I like that the rewards don’t have to be monetary. My kiddo is also too young to understand an abstract concept of $1.

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  • I learned there are Over 1500 items in the ChorePay Marketplace

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  • i learned a lot its A free online tool designed by parents for kids. Kids earn money by successfully completing agreed tasks and chores. my kids could def use this!

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  • Ii learned that by playing with this online tool, kids earn money by successfully completing agreed tasks and chores.

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  • sadly……I need a lot of help in this area. I have not really taught my daughter anything about money as evidenced by the “I wants” from our last vacation and the fact that she can’t say thanks for any of it…..I”m really going to check this out……..hopefully I can stop the gimme’s. Thanks for the chance!

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    • Ah, we get the “I Wants” too. The gimmes. Sigh.

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