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Groundbreaking Twist On Traditional Allowance

Originally Posted: November 30, 2010

Southampton - 'Earn My Keep,' the unique alternative allowance program featured in "Earn It, Learn It: Teach Your Child the Value of Money, Work, and Time Well Spent," offers a way for parents and children to have fun learning about money, work, and the value of time well spent - by turning kids into "actual" professionals!

It's easy: parents and kids choose a task from one of 50 fun careers, complete it within a set amount of time, and earn while they learn.

The benefits of spending 15 minutes per week as a toy designer, paleontologist, or chef? Kids learn the difference between making the bed as a member of the family and earning a living in the real world. They are exposed to art, manners, math, research, science, and more, without even realizing it. And they build a foundation for a lifelong love of learning and fiscal independence, all while having fun!

Other professions include:

 • Curator from The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
 • Guest relations manager from The Hotel Hershey
 • Zoologist from the St. Louis Zoo
 • Grammy award-winning musician
 • Astronomer, judge, meteorologist, publicist, and more!

'Earn It, Learn It' is the first and only allowance alternative that lets kids earn money for test-driving real-world careers. And the Earn My Keep program has been rigorously tested with more than 100 families nationwide, through an independent research company.

An award-winning copywriter, Alisa T. Weinstein is the founder of Earn My Keep, LLC, a multimedia initiative that includes the book and EarnMyKeep.com. Weinstein holds a degree in Journalism/Advertising from the University of Maryland. She uses her creative background to squeeze educational and engaging experiences into her active life with her husband and two children.

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Guest (Guest) from US says::
I have 3 kids and was worried that how to talk with kids about money. I was searching on Internet for Allowance tool and find Threejars and my kids are learning to save on their own. It’s like an interactive allowance tool and my kids are really into it.
Dec 3, 2010 8:09 am


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