As Santa preps his sleigh for a worldwide gifting trip, you’re getting ready for your own holiday-time adventures. Now your kiddos can help to plan and fund your family’s vaycay—with BusyKid!

So what exactly is BusyKid and how can it help your littles to save for a holiday trip? The app is a digital platform for chores that helps teach kids responsibility and financial literacy, with options to receive their allowance on their own VISA, give to a charitable donation or even invest in real stock!

With BusyKid, parents can set up a chore chart and individual payouts for each type of chore. At the end of the week, kids will get their payout via direct deposit to the method of your choosing. Parents can also set a percentage to go directly to savings!

Using the app is a great way to practice the art of saving, be it for a family trip or for that coveted toy they’ve been wanting all year.

You can set up an account on and receive a free 30-day trial. After that, it’s just $24.99 for an entire year with unlimited family members, with an extra $7.99 per year for a VISA prepaid debit card. The app is available for both iOS and Android.

—Erica Loop

All photos courtesy of BusyKid.



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