There has never been a more important time for children to learn about work ethic and managing money. Nearly 85% of high school graduates in the U.S. fail to take a single course on finance or economics, leaving them unprepared for the numerous financial decisions facing them as adults. BusyKid has been designed to help parents teach their kids valuable lessons, including how to earn, save, share, spend and invest money wisely.

BusyKid also helps build sound work ethic and solid money management skills starting at a young age. Children between the ages of 5-16 find BusyKid to be very easy to use and become increasingly motivated as their save, share and spend accounts grow.

Key Features:

- Assigned chores and tasks based upon ages
- Individual accounts for parents & children
- Parental approvals via text messages
- Parental activity monitoring
- Easily viewed account balances in save, share and spend areas
- Automatic paydays each Friday
- Children earn bonuses
- Use allowance to purchase real gift cards
- BusyKid Visa® Spend Card available to kids of all ages
- Invest in real stock & follow the market activity
- Make easy donations to charities
- Digital wallet for gift cards and stock
- Immediate movement of money between accounts
- Works on any mobile device

With BusyKid, your children will discover Friday is more than the last day of the school week. It's payday! The automatic money transfer allows parents to ok the chores and the earned allowance before moving it directly to the save, share and spend accounts of each child. Think of BusyKid as the first job for your children with direct deposit.

All parents want children who are responsible and accountable. BusyKid helps build these strong character traits by allowing children to manage their time, chores and money. Parents need only verify that chores are completed. If everything checks out, your children get paid.

Children will have multiple ways to spend their allowance - gift cards, stock or making donations to charities. A parent can also order a BusyKid Prepaid VISA Spend Card so a child (any age) can make purchases.

For a parent, approving any movement of money and the weekly payday is as simple as answering yes or no to text message.

It's estimated that less than 10% of all the money in the world are coins and paper. That means that we use mostly "invisible money" everyday, yet our children don't learn how to use or manage these funds. BusyKid is all invisible (but real) money. The perfect way for your children to prepare for the real world as an adult.

Pay your child a bonus for doing a great job. It's easy to do and will show your children how hard work is really appreciated.

What's New

Version 1.9.5

Bug Fixes
Ability to Edit Chores

Customer Reviews

Conceptually great, execution lacking


Busykid is a frustrating app. It tries to do a lot of great things... chores kids have to keep track of and self report, just like a real job. Enforced savings goals. Ability for kids to buy fractional shares of stock with savings. Designation of favorite charities. In terms of its functional *goals* it’s the best thing out there by a good margin.

But the execution is lacking.

Wildly buggy app. Chores fall off lists randomly. When you go to add them back they aren’t there. Pictures relate to the chores initially but then you add a new chore and the pictures are random, confusing kids. Payday schedule not apparent to kids leading to lots of questions. Kids can transfer money out of savings on their own. Can’t allocate a bonus to specific spend save share buckets.

There’s a lot of functionality I’d want to add to BusyKid, and I want to like the app. But until they get the basics actually working smoothly, can’t recommend to others.

Developer Response

We appreciate your comments and currently have updates planned which will improve functionality. As a new app, we are committed to making BusyKid easy to use and engaging for everyone in the family. If you would like to help make us better by providing more specifics, please send to

Love this app

londy loo

My 8 year old daughter actually looks forward to doing chores and is excited about payday. Love the concept of teaching fiscal responsibility.


BusyKid, Inc.
35.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 BusyKid Inc.
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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.