Every kid today seems to be embracing the mobile devices available today to play and learn, so we knew the time was right to create an App to help kids be more money savvy.  So last week we were thrilled to introduce Savings Spree, our new iPhoneApp for kids that helps them learn that the choices made for money now have short and long-term consequences – in a format that speaks to the next generation.  But today we received some fantastic news – the App was just recognized by the Parents’ Choice Foundation with a Gold Award in the category of Software / Mobile Apps for Kids ages 7 – 12 years.  If you’re not sure about the App yet, here’s what the Parents’ Choice Foundation said about it:

“Our parent testers appreciated how each concept is explained at the beginning of a round in an age appropriate way. For example, the ‘Wealthy Habits’ section demonstrates that ‘small daily expenses can add up faster than you think’ by showing how purchasing just one soda a day for $1.50 can ultimately end up costing $547.50 for the year. The final graphic with soda cups filling the screen and the high dollar amount made a visible impression on our young players.

Savings Spree delivers solid age-appropriate and fun-filled introductory lessons that demonstrate how what we decide to do with our money today affects what we can do with it tomorrow. Some grownups may even learn that giving up daily fancy coffee fixes can help ease the pain at the pump.” 

Click here to view the full Parents’ Choice review.

We are honored to be recognized by the Parents’ Choice Foundation and grateful for the glowing review of Savings Spree!  We hope parents and grandparents too will see these same learning benefits our App can provide and invite you to try it out as well.  It is available at the App Store today for $2.99.  A small investment that can help your kids learn how the choices they make each day can add up to big savings or big expenses, depending upon how they decide to spend (or not spend) their money.

Here’s a brief demo video of Savings Spree:

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Written by Susan Beacham
Susan Beacham founded Money Savvy Generation in 1999 after almost two decades in private banking and investment management complemented by considerable time teaching at the elementary level.

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  1. MaineMom May 5, 2011 at 10:06 am Reply

    I love the idea of this App! My husband and I are always on the lookout for ways to help our 9 year old develop these skills! I definitely plan on purchasing this app for her Ipod!

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