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fisherkids

Teach a Kid to Fish

Are your kids ready to graduate from a piggy bank and start learning what it really means to juggle chores, personal goals and money-making opportunities? Parents Jennifer and Gregory Beck developed a system that makes it easy for the whole family to keep track of what needs doing, who’s doing it, and what’s at stake.
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fisherkids
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Teach a Kid to Fish

Are your kids ready to graduate from a piggy bank and start learning what it really means to juggle chores, personal goals and money-making opportunities? Parents Jennifer and Gregory Beck developed a system that makes it easy for the whole family to keep track of what needs doing, who’s doing it, and what’s at stake.

The fisherkids system is based on three main categories: household responsibility (everyday tasks and extra chores), personal accountability (did you do what you were supposed to do?) and financial responsibility (divvying the money you earned for saving, spending and giving). It’s all organized on a sleek metal pegboard that has plenty of space for the system’s chore sticks, weekly responsibility charts, paycheck notepads, and money bags. Everything is in one place, which makes it much easier to commit to than a haphazard collection of to-do lists, piggy banks and sticker charts. Plus it’s appealing to kids: They can decorate the system in their own style and really take charge of their expectations and accomplishments.

Heather Jackson and Stacey Young introduced us to fisherkids. They each have three kids, and Heather said, "We needed order in our homes and this system gives children a sense of ownership and responsibility, plus they'll have more compassion for what busy moms do day after day." Good habits start young, and the fisherkids system is a great way to teach kids the importance of teamwork, the value of hard work, and the satisfaction of earning money.

Independent Maker
Underrepresented Entrepreneur