Tykoon for iOS teaches kids how to manage money
posted by Nick T. / Jun 20, 2012, 9:08 AM
Parents, here is an educational iOS app that you might want to introduce your child to. It is called Tykoon and it is made to teach kids some valuable money management skills while they are still young. Basically, it introduces the concept of earning an item they want instead of just asking their parents to buy it for them.
That is done through assigning various chores, one-time jobs, or other responsibilities, for which the child will be rewarded financially when completed. Along the way, kids learn how to handle expenses in both the short and the long term, how to put money aside for the pricier things they want to buy, and how to make a wise purchase based on reviews once they have collected the goal amount. Furthermore, the app encourages making an impact on society by donating money to charity.
Tykoon is available for free on the Apple AppStore, so checking it out won't harm your wallet. The lessons that the app might teach your children, however, could turn out priceless.
Wow.. an iPhone App which teaches kids to love money - so they can save up enough $$$ to buy the next iPhone. Every time. This is so sad..
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 9:13 AM 3
Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012
and i think thisis a good idea. i wish i had better money management skills.
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 9:19 AM 2
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How a kid can afford an iphone?
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 9:36 AM 1
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