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Money Matters Course

RoosterMoney – Money Matters Course

We’re really excited to bring you our updated Money Matters Course, developed in association with Children’s University   What is the Money Matters course? It’s a free to download, printable set of activity sheets. The course is open to all, but it’s ideal for 7 to 12 years old. The activities start off quite basic and […]

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Halloween ideas that won’t break the bank

Halloween doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg 🧟‍♂️ We’ve pulled together some fun & creative Halloween ideas for you and your kids, to help keep costs down whilst saving you pennies this Spooky season!   Costumes 👻 The National Retail Federation forecasts this year’s Halloween spending in the US will reach $9bn. […]

Rooster Hero Russell Winnard

Rooster Hero: Russell Winnard

Our ‘Rooster Heroes’ series brings you financial experts from all over the world, asking them 10 quick fire questions on all things pocket money and allowances – so you learn from the best. They’re all leaders in their field, and they’re all people we at RoosterMoney admire. This month we spoke to Russell Winnard. Russell […]

Top 5 Ways to Teach Kids Coding

Liane Katz is the founder of MAMA.Codes, a mum and entrepreneur and specialist in teaching children to code. ——— As the world becomes increasingly digitally focused, we need to ensure that children are part of the digital conversation. The rise of Artificial Intelligence which is now being incorporated into robots is potentially both exciting and […]

Kids saving RoosterMoney

8 ways to get your kids excited about saving

The best way to learn is by doing, and by giving your kids a bit more control over their allowance, they can start to make decisions about what to stash away in savings or put towards their goals.   1. Get them logged in 📲 If your child has their own device, they can login […]

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Teaching Children About Money

What’s on this page? Introduction to teaching children about money Talking to kids about money Pocket money Pocket money routines How much pocket money to give Using chores for kids as an educational tool Reward chart systems Money activities for kids Integrating lessons into the everyday Arts and Crafts activities Money activities at home   […]

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Top Tips on Giving Pocket Money

It can be difficult to get into a routine and manage pocket money. Whether you plan on using an online pocket money tracker to help you or not, getting into a pocket money routine will help your whole family benefit from giving pocket money. Every family is different and you need to design a routine that works […]

Children's Privacy Policy

Children’s Privacy Policy

Data privacy is of utmost importance to us at RoosterMoney! We felt it was very important for children to better understand data privacy and their own rights over their data, so we’re super excited to share our new Children’s Privacy Policy! This serves as both an educational guide for your children and informative on RoosterMoney’s policies […]

Rooster Hero: Nadia Bentoua

Our ‘Rooster Heroes’ series brings you financial experts from all over the world, asking them 10 quick fire questions on all things pocket money and allowances – so you learn from the best. They’re all leaders in their field, and they’re all people we at RoosterMoney admire. This month we spoke to Nadia Bentoua. Nadia […]

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Five Money Books for Parents

There’s always something we could be doing to make smarter choices over our money and some of that you can do from the sofa. We’ve pulled together a list of money books for parents that give some original perspectives on how we can make better financial decisions, financially prepare ourselves for the unexpected and even […]

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Online Piggy Bank

What is RoosterMoney?   RoosterMoney is an online piggy bank designed to help families keep track of pocket money, give rewards and manage an allowance for kids. RoosterMoney acts as an online piggy bank so everyone knows what’s what. Whether you are looking to keep track of money given to your kids as an allowance, or know […]

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Rooster Hero: Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

Our ‘Rooster Heroes’ series brings you financial experts from all over the world, asking them 10 quick fire questions on all things pocket money and allowances – so you learn from the best. They’re all leaders in their field, and they’re all people we at RoosterMoney admire. This month we spoke to Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, also […]

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Fun & educational videos for kids

How we watch TV has evolved significantly from when we were younger. Gone are the Video cassettes and DVDs of old, or waking up early on a Saturday morning in eager anticipation of your favourite TV series! Now many of us are streaming shows on-demand, and as a result we’re seeing lots of great content […]

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Rooster Hero: Lucy Warwick Ching

Our ‘Rooster Heroes’ series brings you financial experts from all over the world, asking them 10 quick fire questions on all things pocket money and allowances – so you learn from the best. This month we spoke to Lucy Warwick-Ching. Lucy is an editor extraordinaire at the Financial Times specialising in personal finance. A working […]

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Going into holiday mode

With many kids starting their school vacations, routine gets disrupted, and in some cases this includes the allowance routine as well. Back in February, we ran a poll in our newsletter asking if family allowance routines changed over the holidays and 74% said it did to a certain extent. With that in mind, there are a […]

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5 crafty ways to teach kids about money

Learning how to handle money can be tricky. So tricky that a lot of adults are still yet to master it. So teaching children how to deal with money can seem like a real minefield. Not only do you have to educate them about handling cash and coins, and addition and subtraction, but you also […]

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Families can now access RoosterMoney from their Amazon Alexa devices

You can search for the ‘RoosterMoney’ skill from your Amazon Alexa app and Enable it for your family. Use your parent login details to link you account and then say ‘Alexa, open RoosterMoney’! We developed the RoosterMoney skill for Amazon Alexa to act as a family hub where everyone can find out how much is owed to who, who earned […]

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Ted Talks that inspire

All of us at RoosterHQ enjoy a good Ted Talk. They’re short, insightful and a lot of the time, they’re funny and entertaining too! We also think they provide some great ‘kidspiration’! From engaging ways to get children into engineering, to the small questions asked that can lead to the next big scientific discovery, we […]

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Rooster Hero: Tom Hartmann

Our ‘Rooster Heroes’ series brings you financial experts from all over the world, asking them 10 quick fire questions on all things pocket money and allowances – so you learn from the best. They’re all leaders in their field, and they’re all people we at RoosterMoney admire. This month we spoke to Tom Hartmann. Tom […]

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11 ways to teach kids about money this summer

It’s the Summer Holidays! The kids are ecstatic, and parents are perhaps a little….apprehensive – How will we keep them occupied? Where should we go? How much will it cost? Well why not use the opportunity to start engaging the kids with some basic money concepts that will not only be fun, but also create […]

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Top Coding Apps for Kids

We may be a bit biased here at RoosterMoney (being an app and all), but coding is a great language to equip kids with for the future. We interact with technology everyday and code forms the basis of pretty much everything in the digital world. So we’ve uncovered the best coding apps for kids out […]

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Rooster Hero: Claudia Hammond

Our ‘Rooster Heroes’ series brings you financial experts from all over the world, asking them 10 quick fire questions on all things pocket money and allowances – so you learn form the best. They’re all leaders in their field, and they’re all people we at RoosterMoney admire. This month we spoke to Claudia Hammond. Claudia […]

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Rooster Family Story: Meet the Luxtons

Meet the Luxton family, they’ve been using RoosterMoney for 2 years now and wanted to share how it works for them. It’s fair to say the Luxton children – Mischa (10), Sam (8), & Henry (4) – are learning their financial habits from the best, with Dad (Tim), being a financial advisor in Perth, Western Australia 🇦🇺, […]

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Rooster Hero: Wim Mijs

Welcome to the next instalment in our ‘Rooster Heroes’ series – bringing you financial experts from around the world, and asking them our 10 quick fire questions on all things pocket money and allowances. They’re all leaders in their field, and they’re all people we at RoosterMoney admire. This month we spoke to Wim Mijs. […]

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Best Money Books for Kids

Following on from the popularity of our top coding apps for kids post, we thought we’d share our best money books for kids this time. The way we see it, storytelling isn’t just for entertainment,  it’s also a really effective way to teach complex subjects, like MONEY 💰. From saving for a new toy to […]

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How Much Pocket Money Should I Give?

If you’re looking for answers on how much pocket money or allowance to give, then you’ve come to the right place. We have pulled together some tips and averages to help give you a steer. Remember, these are indicative – pocket money doesn’t have to be expensive. Giving pocket money in the right way (however […]

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Spring Cleaning Money Making Hacks For Your Kids

Spring is in the air! Well at least for us at RoosterHQ and with Spring comes the annual attempt to declutter and deep clean. Fear not, it’s time for you to sit back, take a supervisory role and kick start some earning and learning with the kids. So here’s our spring cleaning money making tips […]

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Giving just got better

Giving just got better We’ve teamed up with JustGiving, the world’s most trusted online fundraising platform, to make it easier for you to make a donation within the App 🎉 We know that lots of families on RoosterMoney are passionate about supporting charities. Getting your kids into Giving can be a great opportunity to get them […]

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Pocket Money Reward Chart

Many families on RoosterMoney use a reward chart and star charts to help manage their children’s pocket money or get them involved in household jobs! We have created a free reward chart template to make it easy for you to print off a customisable reward chart. To create your chart, choose from the tasks under […]

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Rooster Hero: Bruce Sellery

Welcome to the third in our ‘Rooster Heroes’ series – bringing you financial experts that we’ve interviewed on all things pocket money and allowances with 10 quick fire questions. They’re all leaders in their field, and they’re all people we at RoosterMoney admire. This month we spoke to Bruce Sellery. Bruce is one of Canada’s […]

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Rooster Family Story: Meet Sam and Miesha

Meet Sam and Miesha. Their father, Tim, has been using RoosterMoney with them for a year now and sent this wonderful video in capturing exactly what they think of it. We love the detail in here on how much pocket money they get each week, how they earn it, and even that Sam know’s the […]

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10 Best Math Apps for Kids

There are a lot of educational Apps out there, but not all will hit the mark. We’ve done the hard work of separating the wheat from the chaff 🌾 and have evaluated these 10 best math apps for kids so our Rooster Families don’t have to do the work. Best math apps for kids under […]

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Rooster Hero: Moira O’Neill

Welcome back to our ‘Rooster Heroes’ series. Each month we’re bringing you a new Hero that we’ve interviewed on all things pocket money and allowances with 10 quick fire questions. They’re all experts in their field, and they all have one thing in common, they’re people we at RoosterMoney admire. The idea is to bring […]

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Rooster Family Story: Meet the Matuszeks

Meet the Matuszeks. Angela and her two kids Sam (13 years old) & Alex (9 years old). They sent in this amazing video (fully designed and edited) to give us a sense of how they use RoosterMoney and how it’s helped their family routine and understanding of money. It’s so great to see the impact […]

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Rooster in the News

It’s been a great start to the year for RoosterMoney and all things Financial Education in the press. There have been lots of articles on teaching kids about money, getting into good routines, and how this ‘new wave’ of pocket money apps can help your children learn some valuable life skills. We thought we’d pick […]

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Rooster Hero: Neale Godfrey

Welcome to our brand new ‘Rooster Heroes’ series. Each month we’ll be bringing you a new Hero that we’ll be interviewing on all things pocket money and allowances. They’re all experts in their field, and they all have one thing in common, they’re people we at RoosterMoney admire. We’ll be asking them 10 quick fire […]

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Rooster Family Story – Meet Tosha, Finley & Vivian

Meet Tosha, a busy mum running her own business, and her two kids, Finley, who’s 8, and Vivian who’s 6. We went to visit their family home to catch-up on how they use RoosterMoney and how it’s affected their pocket money routine.

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Review past activity with the new Pot History

To kick off the year, we thought it would be nice if you and your kids could reflect on past transactions. So we’ve added a new History feature which lets you look back at activity in your Spend, Save and Give pots! Just click the total from the pot you’re in, and voila, you have that pot’s History! […]

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Top tips to teach kids the value of money

We are often asked what our top tips are on how to teach kids the value of money. So I thought I would put down some of my learnings on what families using RoosterMoney have done. Teaching with pennies & dimes will prepare them for pounds & dollars As with anything, start small before going […]

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How to Teach Kids About Money At Christmas!

The Christmas Carols are being piped through the supermarket speakers, the mountains of cardboard promotions are carefully positioned to collapse into your trolley as you push past. And you really hope that the kids are watching the box sets in the hope that they won’t be deluged with the latest Hasbro ads. Yep, it’s it’s the […]

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Introducing Spend, Save & Give

When we set up RoosterMoney, we were very clear on our mission. We believe the world would be a better place if we all started talking about money earlier. Since we launched, more than 200,000 of you have joined our Rooster Family; thank you for your amazing support 🎉 Along with the rest of the team, […]

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Spread the Love

Thanks for supporting us on our mission! We believe the world would be a better place if more families talked about money earlier ❤️ You have your very own referral link that you can quickly share from within your RoosterMoney app by following these steps: From your family dashboard tap on the Menu in the […]

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Watch that Rooster climb!

We’ve got lots of exciting things in our latest app update!   What’s New? You may have noticed that the child dashboard looks slightly different. Here’s what’s changed in a nutshell 🌰 For kids: Now you can log in to your account and see your saving and spending visualized by pot! You can also use the […]

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Get your children involved in some family budgeting

In support of Financial Capability Week, which aims to raise awareness of the importance of financial capability, we thought we’d post something to inspire you to get your children on the road to being financially capable themselves. And what better way than getting them involved in some family budgeting! Getting your children involved in the family […]

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Off to your local charity shop? Get your kids involved!

After our post on teaching kids the value of money I thought I would follow up with one of my favourite ways of putting that into practice – getting your children involved with a trip to the local charity shop! Last weekend we carted a car boot full of stuff to our local charity shop. Old clothes […]

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Spook-tacular Pumpkin Masterpieces

This Halloween, we decided to get in the Halloween spirit with our Rooster Families 🎃! We had lots of lovely submissions to our Pumpkin Carving Competition that were too good not to share! Have a look at the winning pumpkin snap as well as the other amazing entries from this year’s Halloween Competition. Big thank […]

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Pumpkin Carving Competition

Share your pumpkin snaps with us to be in with the chance of winning an Amazon voucher Halloween is just around the corner, and we’re starting to pick our pumpkins to carve our spooky masterpieces into 👻. Pumpkin carving is a fun way to get your kid’s hands messy in pumpkin goo while letting their […]

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Managing your children’s accounts has never been easier!

The latest release of the RoosterMoney app (v.3.4.1) introduces these great new features: Shiny new Parent Notification Inbox More options when approving Goals! Manage all your actions in one place! We want to make things easy for parents, and we realised there were one too many clicks to get things done! Whether it’s clicking through […]

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Introducing: Meet Other Mums

Last week we met Sally Oddy, founder of Meet Other Mums ( meetothermums.com ) It’s a wonderful site all about connecting mums and giving them a much needed space to share their experiences. We loved the idea so wanted to find out more about the service, Sally’s experiences running it, and of course, her views on pocket […]

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Get your kids logged in to RoosterMoney!

RoosterMoney can work brilliantly just for one parent managing pocket money. But it works even better if you get the whole family involved! If they aren’t already, get your kids logging in and taking responsibility for their cash. Your kids can log in to their account just like you. From their account, they can see […]

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Getting Started with RoosterMoney

Welcome! You’ve joined thousands of other families in getting pocket money sorted. Watch our overview video and read our 5 tips to make the most of RoosterMoney. View video on Vimeo >> 1. Add your kids & set an automatic allowance “No more arguing about whether or not allowance was paid.” (ScallywagPA, 5 star rating) Weekly, […]

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Year of the Rooster Competition!

Calling all budding artists! To celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Rooster, we’re looking for brilliant pictures of a Rooster! Draw one, make one, paint one – whatever you and your kids want to do! Once you’ve done your piece, you can share it on instagram or twitter tagging #RoosterMoneyComp #YearOfTheRooster (be sure to […]

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Getting Started with PLUS

Exciting news: RoosterPLUS is here! We’ve listened to parents and children alike and created additional building blocks to power up your RoosterMoney account – and now you can involve the entire family! Here are 4 ways to get the most out of PLUS: 1) Encourage your child to earn Maybe your child earns their pocket […]

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Stash away money in the Safe!

Everyone loves a savvy saver, not least us, but it’s always a tough one when you have to prioritise between saving for a rainy day and getting a new pair of sneakers. Something we baked into the app early on was a special pot for stashing some cash away to make it all a little […]

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Give Goals a go!

Put your kids in charge of their spending priorities with the RoosterMoney Goals feature. Goals do a few things. Prioritise what they are saving for. You may want everything in the collection but it’s going to take time… Opportunity cost. There’s nothing to focus the mind better than knowing if you get that spur of the moment […]

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Transforming Pocket Money

RoosterMoney is designed to answer one question: How do I as a parent teach my children the same values I learned as a child? In this post, I want to talk a little about the motivations behind why we have built RoosterMoney and the problems we are trying to address. We are becoming a cashless society Gone […]

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Lucinda’s Pocket Money Routine on RoosterMoney

I have three kids aged 9, 8 and 6 – and here’s my pocket money routine… The children like to know how much they have and they love that it’s black and white on RoosterMoney. Fairness is really important to kids and RoosterMoney is a great way for everyone to know where they are, including […]

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Introducing RoosterMoney

Whether you give your child 20p or £10 a week, we believe in the power of pocket money to help ingrain good money habits early on. And we believe that for lessons to stick, they need to be both fun and simple. Which is why we have created RoosterMoney. RoosterMoney as an idea was born […]