A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
With the help of an adult, kids can learn to set financial goals, track their money, understand interest and how it works, begin to embrace charitable giving, and take responsibility for tasks around the house.
Ease of Play
Quick tutorial helps get you started, but a few features may be less intuitive for users.
Products & Purchases
Depending on how it's used, it could emphasize importance of money and buying things, but focusing on saving and giving can give more balanced message.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
This is a great tool for educating kids about financial responsibility. As adults add or subtract money, kids can see their balance grow or shrink over time and can work toward goals in a visible way. The line chart that tracks the ups and downs of each pot's balance provides another way for kids to understand their finances. Families will also appreciate that they can choose whether or not to provide the Spend and Give accounts. They may start younger kids with a single account and then add on as kids grow older. The overall interface is streamlined and allows users to focus on the task at hand. There are occasional tasks and actions that aren't as intuitive, however. For example, the option to switch from a parent account to a child account is located in a different place than the one to switch from a child account back to the parent. Families who are looking for an allowance tracking tool will likely find all that they need in RoosterMoney Allowance Manager. As a bonus, the free account feels just as polished as the Plus version. Those who don't yet need chore tracking or other premium features won't feel the need to upgrade simply to have a more positive experience.
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