I recently found a site named DoughMain. (I saw some reviews by bloggers recently and thought I’d check it out).
Their Mission is:
At DoughMain, we make life easier with a family organizer packed with tools for your busy lives. Recognizing the central role of money – and money smarts – in creating a better future, we also empower kids to become better educated and more confident about money management and financial topics.
On the site, they include a family calendar, chore chart and allowance and reward tools. It lets you link bank accounts to track spending and there are games for kids. I haven’t had a chance to really explore it all yet, but so far it looks good.
I’m linking some related articles that include some reviews plus on Facebook I found some great reviews also. I’m not sure I would link my bank accounts to DoughMain until I have a chance to use it for a while, but skills like budgeting are critical for kids to learn today before they head off to college. Establishing a credit rating is important if you want to do anything from get a mortgage to have a cell phone.
• How to Teach Your Child Financial Responsibility (shibleysmiles.com)
• Discretionary Dough: How Much Extra Cash Do Americans Have? (mint.com)
• Chore Chart Inspiration (easygoingorganizer.com)
• GoalForIt.com Makes Chores Fun (mommy2k.com)
• Allowance | Information Center | Education.com (education.com)
• Boy’s Chore Chart (prototypemama.wordpress.com)
• Free Online Chore Chart (thehappyhousewife.com)
I am a SAHM/WAHM of three boys ranging in age from 3 to 18. We are working on saving enough for college at the same time as affording diapers. I author a few blogs, including http://teched4kids.com. I currently teach computer information technology classes for the local university and have in the past taught workshops for kid's in technology education besides being the Kentucky State FIRST LEGO League Championship Coordinator from 2005 to 2008.