Dad creates app to get kids to do chores, teach them value of hard work

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(April 30, 2014) – Getting kids to do their chores can be a chore itself, but an Arizona dad says he’s found a better way.

Greg Murset created a smartphone app called “My Job Chart” to keep his six kids on track. Murset said it’s designed for children ages 5-15. Parents assign jobs to their children; the kids do their chores and then check them off using the app.

The app also teaches the value of hard work and finances. Each job has a point value—and those points translate into money, with one point equaling one cent.

“When you can change a kid’s mindset with those two primary things—work ethic and good money decisions—you change the whole game,” Murset said.

Once kids earn money, they can decide how to spend it, and the app sends an email saying how much each child wants to save. They also have the option to contribute money to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

For more, visit MyJobChart.com.