I’ll be the first to admit that I’m terrible at managing finances.  (My husband is nodding his head with a little too much agreement and gusto as I type!)  I’m an editor, a reader.  I like to play with words, read words and laugh at typos on blogs.

Numbers, and keeping those numbers organized and goal-oriented, they just don’t come naturally to me.

Thankfully, it doesn’t look like my kids will be following in my financially-challenged footsteps. Because like my husband, I already see that math comes naturally to my oldest.  He already takes pride in saving up his dollars and cents and setting short term goals for what he’s going to be doing with that money.

Because of that, I often think that I should spend more time on financial goal setting for both myself, my family and my kids so they will develop a sense of financial responsibility. Kidworth is a free online tool that does just this.  And with the holidays and the vast amounts of money we’ll all be spending shortly (if not already have), it’s a great time to check out a service like Kidworth.

You can visit Kidworth.com to set up free account and even better, you can invite friends and family to contribute.  Your kids will set up their own goals in saving money – maybe they’re saving for an iPod or a new bike.  Either way, by utilizing the tools available on Kidworth, your kids can achieve their goals and learn a little something about financial responsibility while doing it!

Disclaimer:  I was paid to do this review of Kidworth but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. Sounds like win-win all around. Kidworth sure gets my vote! Financial responsibility is always a good thing:”Look after the pennies and the dollars will look after themselves”. . . . . .

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