Being a frugal mom, I am always looking for great ways to teach my kids about responsibility and finances. We’ve had fun pretending to write checks, and of course we have played “store” to practice using money. That’s why I was really excited when I found out about Tykoon.
FREE ONLINE CHORE CHART
Tykoon is a really cool free online chore chart that not only teaches responsibility, but it also makes it fun. Other chores charts have taught how to do chores and given great rewards for doing them, but Tykoon is the only one I have found that teaches this plus teaches how to be responsible with money.
It was super easy to set up my family’s account on Tykoon. I started by setting up my account, and then adding each of my three children. Here’s the cool part! Once you add your family, you can set how much allowance they each get and how often. Then you can set their goals as well. It teaches kids how to set goals for spending, saving, and giving! The kids even get to pick out which charity they want to support. My kids were really excited about that and decided to donate to the World Wildlife Fund!
The kids sections are really easy to customize, so they can add silly and fun backgrounds along with their pictures. They can change the background, their savings goals, their giving goals, and even make a wishlist of all the goodies they want to spend their allowance on.
Tykoon really makes conversations about money and goals easy. If your child has a task they want to do for more allowance, they can submit an idea to your page for you to approve. It really opens up a great dialogue between parents and kids. There’s no reason to make it an ackward conversation. Tykoon actually makes it fun.
Plus, my kids have actually started to beg to do chores. They are filling my inbox with requests for additional chores to make more allowance. Thanks, Tykoon!
THEY HAVE AN APP FOR THAT?
Does your family have a smartphone? You can get the Tykoon application for on the go. My kids that this was really cool. They are technology nuts, so anything with an app for that is ok by them.
SCORE $25 AMAZON CASH WHEN FRIENDS JOIN
Join Tykoon for free, and then invite your friends to join! For every 5 friends that join, and stay on for a month, you get $25 in Amazon cash! Not only get a great program for free, you can also earn money to score goodies on Amazon!
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Tykoon. I received a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.