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/
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”
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.
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