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MyJobChart.com Proudly Adds Autism Speaks As Featured Charity

June 4th, 2014 - Category: My Job Chart

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MyJobChart.com Proudly Adds Autism Speaks As Featured Charity

World Leader In Autism Research & Advocacy Can Now Benefit From Kids Completing Chores

 

Scottsdale, AZ (June 4, 2014) – MyJobChart.com Founder and CEO Gregg Murset announced this morning that Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, will become the newest featured charity for members of the fastest growing online jobs and rewards website for kids. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects over 2 million individuals in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide. Studies also show that ASD is four to five times more common among boys than girls. An estimated 1 out of 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States.

 

Starting immediately, kids will be able to complete their assigned jobs on MyJobChart.com and make the decision to donate to Autism Speaks. Additionally, parents or grandparents can choose to match the donation by using the MJC donation portal. MyJobChart.com will make an additional donation to Autism Speaks for each new member that enrolls through the link http://www.myjobchart.com/cobrand/autismspeaks as a way to give back and support such a worthy cause.

 

“I have personally heard from many parents of children with autism who have been using our free service to provide much needed structure for their son or daughter,” noted Murset. “As a Father of six, I want to do all I can to help other families who are dealing with this disorder. Autism Speaks is doing tremendous work leading the fight against autism and I hope the MJC kids and parents will join in and support them regularly.”

 

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism appears to have its roots in very early brain development. However, the most obvious signs of autism and symptoms of autism tend to emerge between 2 and 3 years of age.

 

“Autism Speaks is excited to partner with MyJobChart.com and proud to be one of the company’s featured charities,” said Lisa Goring, Autism Speaks executive vice president of programs and services. “We are confident that the site will serve as a great tool in helping to motivate individuals with autism of all ages, while increasing their independence and teaching them the important life skills of hard work and money management.”

 

About MyJobChart.com

MyJobChart.com, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a free, easy to use, online and mobile job chart and reward system designed to teach, organize and motivate kids to earn, save, share and spend responsibly. In a little more than three years, MyJobChart.com has accumulated more than 687,000 members, who have completed more than 22 million jobs, earned roughly $3 million and donated to numerous charities including The United Way, MANNA Worldwide, Forever Young Foundation, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation. MyJobChart.com can also be used through its Apple and Android mobile apps, allowing parents and kids the opportunity to save, share and spend from anywhere.

 

About Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed nearly $470 million dollars to its mission, the majority in science and medical services. On the global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships and related activities in more than 40 countries on five continents to foster international research, services and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit AutismSpeaks.org.

 

 

 

 

Kids Learn Fundamentals of Leadership Through MyJobChart.com

February 3rd, 2014 - Category: Press Release

Kids learn leadership

 

Do an Internet search for the term “Leadership” and you will immediately find thousands of websites with long lists of famous, and not so famous, quotes on the subject. Each day, these words of wisdom from Presidents, Foreign Heads of State, Football Coaches, Philosophers and Business Leaders are used throughout the world in hopes driving someone to become a leader. However, actions always speak louder than words, and for the millions of children in organizations with the goal of building leaders, it’s always what you do that matters.

February is National Youth Leadership Month in the U.S. and MyJobChart.com is doing its part in helping prepare leaders by providing the means for kids to demonstrate responsibility, accountability, generosity and teamwork. In just about three years, nearly 600,000 kids have completed more than 20 Million jobs and earned nearly $3 million. Along the way, MJC kids have run lemonade stands, took dogs for walks, mowed grass and served as babysitters – all jobs that demonstrate leadership and could result in a new business.

“When it comes to becoming a leader, practice makes perfect,” said MyJobChart.com CEO and Founder Gregg Murset. “I applaud the organizations whose intent is to help kids become leaders and good citizen. However, this is a task much larger than these organizations. Kids 17 and under spend the majority of life split between school and home, and so, this is where the main effort has to be. As NFL Hall of Fame Football Coach Vince Lombardi said a long time ago – “Leaders aren’t born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.”

To help parents and schools reinforce leadership behavior, Murset, CEO of MyJobChart.com offers the following suggestions:

 

1.  Lead, Don’t Follow – As a parent, do a better job of encouraging our child to be in front of the crowd and not following it. We often tell our kids to blend in, make friends and feel comfortable. Children should be challenged to find opportunities to be first, take on additional responsibilities or get involved at school and in their communities.

 

2. Respectfully Challenge Authority – Let your child know that it’s OK to have an opinion and to support that opinion, even to teachers and other adults. The key, however, is to always present a respectful and educated argument. As adults, your child will face a world full of individuals ready to tell them how wrong they are, so let them learn now how to state their case.

 

3. Support Their Passion – At some point children become passionate about something – school, art, sports, scouting, theater, music, etc. Parents should support this passion but always guide the child to play a larger role, be a vocal leader of a group or lead by example.

 

4. Don’t Praise Failure – Somewhere along the way we became a society where everyone had to win, everyone gets a trophy and no one was allowed to celebrate on the playing field because it made the other team feel bad. At some point everyone has to fail. When it happens, help your child learn from it, develop character from it and understand that in real life, many successful people have failed before achieving greatness. Remember Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team, Bill Gates first company was a huge flop and Steve Jobs was fired by the company he started (Apple).

 

5.  Make Every Moment Count – There are always moments when any child will mumble “There’s nothing to do.” At that point, talk to your child about taking advantage of the temporary lull to work on a project associated with something they are involved in. Challenge them to work ahead in school, build a business plan, call others to work on a team project or practice a sport, or read about someone who has succeeded in life.

 

6. Always Stand Behind It – Accountability goes a long way in any phase of life. Teach your child that being accountable will gain them respect and demonstrate maturity. Show them the numerous examples when politicians, sports figures and young entertainers made mistakes and failed to be accountable. Then show examples of those who handled a bad situation totally different and how being accountable changed the public opinion.

 

About MyJobChart.com

MyJobChart.com, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a free, easy to use, online and mobile job chart and reward system designed to teach, organize and motivate kids to earn, save, share and spend responsibly. The company is the fastest growing online tool that brings together the latest technology and basic personal finance principles to help parents teach their children responsibility and accountability. Over the past two years, MyJobChart.com has accumulated nearly 600,000 members, who have completed more than 20 million jobs, earned roughly $3 million and donated to many charities including The United Way, Operation Smiles, MANNA Worldwide and Heifer International. MyJobChart.com can also be used through its Apple and Android mobile apps, allowing parents and kids the opportunity to save, share and spend from anywhere.  For more information, visit www.myjobchart.com.

MyJobChart.com Welcomes Heifer International as Premier Charity

January 30th, 2014 - Category: Press Release

It is estimated that nearly 870 million people of the 7.1 billion people in the world, or one in eight, are suffering from chronic undernourishment, and 1.3 million poor people in developing countries live on $1.25 a day or less. In order to bring increased awareness and funding to the global issue, MyJobChart.com and Heifer International are announcing a strategic alliance that will have Heifer International listed as one of premier charities on the MyJobChart.com website.

“We are very excited to list Heifer International as one of our premier charities,” said MyJobChart.com Founder and CEO Gregg Murset. “World hunger and poverty aren’t issues that can be solved overnight or by one organization. Our nearly 600,000 members will now have the chance to contribute to this great effort by completing assigned jobs and sharing their earnings.”

MyJobChart.com brings together the latest technology and basic personal finance principles to help parents teach their children responsibility, accountability and how to manage money wisely. In just about three years, MJC kids have completed over 20 million jobs and earned nearly $3 million.

Heifer International is a global nonprofit humanitarian assistance organization working to help end hunger and poverty, while at the same time protecting the environment. Heifer provides living gifts of area-appropriate livestock and training in environmentally sound agricultural practices to families in need to help lift themselves out of poverty to become self-reliant.

“It is great how MyJobChart.com empowers children to be responsible, both in the home and in the global community,” said Heifer International President and CEO Pierre Ferrari. “This constructive focus on the three steps of Save, Share, and Spend is admirable.  Being part of an approach that encourages a thoughtful way of living is inspiring.”

About MyJobChart.com

MyJobChart.com, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a free, easy to use, online and mobile job chart and reward system designed to teach, organize and motivate kids to earn, save, share and spend responsibly. Bringing together the latest technology and basic personal finance principles to help parents teach their children responsibility, accountability and how to manage money wisely. MyJobChart.com can also be used through its Apple and Android mobile apps, allowing parents and kids the opportunity to save, share and spend from anywhere.  For more information, visit www.myjobchart.com

 

About Heifer International

Heifer International’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. Since 1944, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in 30 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For more information, visit www.heifer.org call 1-888-5HUNGER (888-548-6437).

 

 

 

Kids Complete 20 Million Jobs Through MyJobChart.com

January 27th, 2014 - Category: Press Release

There has always been a silent workforce in America – our kids. Completing home chores for an allowance has been handed down from generation to generation, and our kids (the silent workforce) have learned about work ethic, responsibility and accountability by being able to complete assigned jobs.

Leading the way to help kids achieve success is MyJobChart.com, which today announced that its membership of nearly 600,000 has earned close to $2.5 million by completing over 20 million jobs. Already the fastest growing online job chart and reward system for families, MyJobChart.com has seen its membership grow by more than 900% in the last three years, demonstrating that parents are using modern technology to engage their kids and get jobs done.

“According to the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics there are 74 million kids under 18 years old currently in the U.S.,” noted MyJobChart.com CEO and Founder Gregg Murset. “This is an unbelievable workforce, but more so, it is also our future. It is extremely important that as parents we make sure our kids understand the meaning of work ethic, responsibility, accountability and managing money, so they are best prepared to be successful adults.”

Among the 20 million jobs completed by MyJobChart.com kids, brushing teeth, making beds and getting dressed on time rank at the top of the list. The Top 10 jobs completed are:

 

Brushing Teeth                                      2,632,191

Making The Bed                                    1,322,135

Get Dressed On Time                           1,057,970

Cleaning Bedroom                                   911,106

Comb/Brush Hair                                    854,358

Say Prayers                                                748,650

Do Homework                                          615,214

Clear Table After Meals                          612,482

Take Bath/Shower                                   546,409

Take Care of Pets                                     498,415

 

As kids complete jobs, MyJobChart.com keeps track of their earned points that they convert into money to save, share or spend. The site allows parents to set up bank accounts to teach the importance of saving; enables kids to share by donating to one of many charitable organizations and offers access to an integrated Amazon.com store where parents can purchase reward items or help kids learn responsible spending. The site doesn’t require financial incentives and parents can also create free rewards, such as a day at the park, extra TV time or a family bike ride.

 

About MyJobChart.com

MyJobChart.com, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a free, easy to use, online and mobile job chart and reward system designed to teach, organize and motivate kids to earn, save, share and spend responsibly. Bringing together the latest technology and basic personal finance principles to help parents teach their children responsibility, accountability and how to manage money wisely. MyJobChart.com can also be used through its Apple and Android mobile apps, allowing parents and kids the opportunity to save, share and spend from anywhere.  For more information, visit www.myjobchart.com

MyJobChart.com Partners with MANNA Worldwide to Help Needy Children

January 21st, 2014 - Category: Press Release

 

Scottsdale, AZ (January 20, 2014) – It’s no secret that poverty is a worldwide problem.  Currently it’s estimated that more than 1 billion people are lacking adequate access to clean drinking water, including an estimated 400 million children. Also due to improper funding or infrastructure, 19 million children worldwide remain unvaccinated and a quarter of all humans live without electricity (approximately 1.6 billion people).

To help bring increased awareness to these issues and raise money to support projects around the world, MyJobChart.com is announcing that MANNA Worldwide (www.mannaworldwide.com) has become a charity partner. As a MyJobChart.com charity partner, MANNA Worldwide will be listed alongside several other key charities that are able to receive donations directly from the more than 580,000 MyJobChart.com members.

“I hope that adding MANNA Worldwide to our list of charity partners is just the first step toward making a difference for one child, one family or one community,” noted MyJobChart.com Founder and CEO Gregg Murset. “This organization is working very hard to break the cycle of poverty for needy children around the world and I know that our members will use this opportunity to help.”

MANNA Worldwide, with 141 individual projects in more than 35 different countries, has a passion for helping needy children and their families around the world. Through partnerships with churches, missionaries, individuals, businesses, and local governments around the world, MANNA is able to provide food, clothing, medical assistance, educational assistance, and spiritual guidance to those marginalized by society.

“We are extremely encouraged and welcome the partnership between MANNA Worldwide and MyJobChart.com,” stated MANNA Founder and CEO Bruce O’Neal.  “We highly value and recognize the importance of training children for their future.  MyJobChart.com has pioneered a method of teaching our children both personal, as well as social, responsibility that is both fun and relevant to our culture.”

About MyJobChart.com

MyJobChart.com, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a free, easy to use, online and mobile job chart and reward system designed to teach, organize and motivate kids to earn, save, share and spend responsibly. Bringing together the latest technology and basic personal finance principles to help parents teach their children responsibility, accountability and how to manage money wisely. Over the past two years, MyJobChart.com has accumulated nearly 600,000 members, having completed about 20 million jobs and earning roughly $3 million. MyJobChart.com can also be used through its Apple and Android mobile apps, allowing parents and kids the opportunity to save, share and spend from anywhere.  For more information, visit www.myjobchart.com.

500,000 Members on My Job Chart!

October 14th, 2013 - Category: Press Release

NFL Superstar – Steve Young supports MyJobChart.com to boost kids potential

July 29th, 2013 - Category: Press Release

Steve Young is no stranger to reaching ones potential. He was a quarterback in the NFL for 14 seasons, named MVP (most valuable player) of the NFL in 1992 and 1994 and also the MVP of Super Bowl XXIX, is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. At the time of his retirement, he had the highest passer rating among NFL quarterbacks who have thrown at least 1,500 passing attempts, just to name a few of his professional athletic accomplishments.

Mr. Young is a Managing Partner and Co-founder of HGGC a leading middle market private equity investment firm.  Prior to his inception of HGGC, Mr. Young was a co-founder and Managing Director of Sorenson Capital, a private equity fund which focused on middle market leveraged buyouts in the Western United States. Previously, Mr. Young was a member in Northgate Capital, LLC, the general partner of Northgate Capital Partners, L.P., a fund of funds.

Since his retirement from the NFL he has been actively helping others reach their potential. Founded in 1993 The Forever Young Foundation is a non-profit organization that serves children facing significant physical, emotional, and financial challenges and provides academic, athletic, and therapeutic opportunities currently unavailable to these children.

The Forever Young Foundation primarily focuses their efforts in Northern California, Arizona, Utah, and Ghana, Africa. Their development projects include Forever Young Zones, which provide technology and multimedia labs for those living in underserved communities as well as state-of-the-art interactive play areas in children’s hospitals. They have also partnered with the National Football League in their nationwide development of Youth Education Town Centers (YET Centers) in each Super Bowl city. Our international initiatives include the building and expansion of schools in Ghana, Africa, as well as enhancing health, educational, and athletic opportunities for Ghanaian youth.

We at MyJobChart.com are proud to be partnering with Steve Young and his remarkable foundation to help kids reach their full potential as they learn early in life the importance of establishing a positive work ethic.

This wonderful organization is now available in our system as a charity that you can have your children “share” with.

Stopping the Boomerang Effect: Teach Kids About Work and Money or They’ll Keep Coming Back

July 1st, 2013 - Category: My Job Chart

 

Live with Bill Handle, LA’s #1 Drive Time Radio Host:  Kids and Money – Part 1 in a 5 part series with Gregg Murset, CFP

Gregg Murset, founder of MyJobChart.com, says, “It all boils down to the fundamentals.  You either teach your children to be financially responsible when they are 7 or you teach them when they are 27 and have come back to freeload off of you.”

A stunning 39% of adults ages 18-34 come back to live with their parents.

Even Bill Handle,  LA’s #1 drive time radio host,  admits to moving back in with his parents at the age of 34.

Are these kids home for a quick respite after a lost job or are they home to eat their parents food, use their car, and selfishly delay their parents retirement?

Click here to listen to this interview and hear more.

 

 

 

Shari’s Family Sends Notes Through MyJobChart.com

January 30th, 2013 - Category: My Job Chart

 

I absolutely love the sticky notes feature on MyJobChart.  It is so unique and not even possible with other chore charts.  It’s wonderful to be able to personalize a quick message of encouragement or love to each of my boys.  They love writing me back and I even received a message from my son scolding me by saying that I “hadn’t written him in a month!”

 

 

They usually tell me instantly when they’ve written me a message and they wait with excitement for me to read it; but there are other times on busy mornings when they are already off to school and it’s a nice surprise when I get the email alert that I have a message from them.  It truly is a great way to connect to each other!

Shari N.

Looking Back and Looking Ahead

January 8th, 2013 - Category: My Job Chart

Since the beginning of the new year, we have had a chance to look back and take note of all that MyJobChart.com has accomplished and look ahead to what is in store.  Of course none of what is accomplished could be done without the participation of all of you, the parents and kids that use MyJobChart.com.  For instance, did you know that there are currently 287,450 members signed up, over 12.9 million jobs that have been completed, and over 144 million points that have been accumulated on MyJobChart.com.  If you ask me, that makes for a cleaner, happier, more productive, and more responsible generation.

Our children, and I say our, because I’m not only the founder but my kids use MyJobChart.com too, are growing up with a stronger sense of what it takes to earn a dollar.  They are learning how to obey and the benefits of it.  All in all, we are reaping the benefits of chores.

But don’t take my word for it.  Janelle, from Kansas says, “I love MyJobChart.com because it helps my kids be more responsible about getting their chores done.”  Or Doug, from Ohio says, “My wife was pulling her hair out one day because the house was a mess and the kids wouldn’t help.  I found MyJobChart.com online and we started it the next day.  Since then, my kids are asking to help and my wife is enjoying our home again.”

You’re experience with MyJobChart.com may be similar to these.  Whatever the outcome, I hope it is a good one.  We would love it if you could share how MyJobChart.com has helped in your house.  And we’d love to hear any suggestions of how we may improve as well.

In fact, it was a parent that asked if we could make MyJobChart.com accessible from her smart phone.  Well, you talked and we listened.  I’m excited to announce that by the end of this month we will be launching a new iphone/ipad app as well as an android app.  Now you can check chores done and receive messages even when you’re not at home.

Speaking of messages, there have been over 211,000 messages sent to kids and over 133,000 messages sent to parents on our clever message board.  If you aren’t already using MyJobChart.com, sign up today and you could join in on the millions of chores that are being completed today!

MyJobChart.com Works For Michele’s Family

December 12th, 2012 - Category: My Job Chart

Hi! Here’s our story of a recent experience with your website.

We have been using MyJobChart.com for probably over a year, and we like it.

In August, my 11 year old niece came to live with us. As far as we know, she was never expected to do chores before, aside from cleaning her own room when it was really awful. We were shocked when she immediately latched onto the system of MyJobChart.com.   She is a high energy kid and was actually asking for more housework to do so that:

One, she would have something to do

And

Two, so that she could earn points. (or in other words, MONEY :)

It took time to teach her how to do chores.  Her favorite part was adding prizes as she thought of them.

Because of my niece’s upbringing, she was totally impulsive anytime we would walk into a store. I had to say, “No, we can’t buy that. It isn’t on my list…” dozens of times. When her job chart was set up, I could say, “We’ll put it on your prize list when we get home.” Many times, she didn’t even remember, but if she did, then we would add it. She eventually earned a used iPod Nano, a folding zebra chair, a pillow with an iPod speaker inside, and a set of BFF (Best Friends Forever)  necklaces for her and a friend. (Now I am not lavish with points — she really did that much work!)

Another benefit was that when she would say “Let’s all go to Dairy Queen! I want a Dairy Queen treat tonight! ” I could say “Do you want to spend 2000 of your points to buy a treat for everyone?” and that would be the end of that conversation!  And when she started asking if we could fly her back to her mom, it was easy to say, “Can you earn 40,000 points?  That would be close to half of a ticket. No? Hmmm.” (mean ol’ Aunt Michele)

With the MyJobChart.com system, she learned many lessons.  She learned delayed gratification by having to wait until she had enough points to buy a certain prize.  She also learned that she is an impulsive buyer, and that she doesn’t actually want most of what she asks for. She learned the value of a dollar, the price of objects, and how much work it takes to earn them. And she found joy in earning her prizes. Hopefully now she will take better care of what she has worked for.

Unfortunately she has gone back to live with her mom, but we trust that she won’t forget all that she has learned while living with us!

So, thanks for such a useful tool.  MyJobChart.com helped us during a difficult time for our family!

Michele K

 

CHOICE Humanitarian partners with MyJob Chart.com to help with Poverty

October 9th, 2012 - Category: Press Release

 

My Job Chart is proud to partner with CHOICE Humanitarian.  CHOICE Humanitarian envisions a world free from the ravages of extreme poverty, where all people are treated with dignity and valued for who they are and the unique contribution they bring.  With support from their donors and partners, CHOICE Humanitarian connects motivated villages to resources and tools that allow villagers to change their lives.  By building skills, capacities and leadership of the villagers, entire communities can break the cycle of poverty.

 

 

CHOICE Humanitarian is a strategic non-governmental agency currently working in five countries, Kenya, Nepal, Bolivia, Guatemala, and Mexico.  Their overriding goal is to end extreme poverty and improve quality of life through a bottom-up, self-developing village-centered approach.

 

Mobile App with Ally Makes it easy

July 30th, 2012 - Category: My Job Chart

Users of My Job Chart have the unique ability to make saving and transferring money easy by using the Ally App.

Let us walk you through this process.

Parents assign kids chores.  Kids do chores and earn points.  These points represent money.  This money can be saved, shared or spent.

When a child wants to SAVE their points they simply allocate those points into the save category.  Once they do this, you as the parent will get an email from our system that let’s you know that they want to save.  If you have a smartphone you can simply go onto your phone and transfer the money into that kids savings account with Ally Bank.  Easy right?

One of the common questions we get asked is if you can transfer money from another bank into your Kids Savings Account with Ally.  The answer is, Yes!  You just set that up with Ally and you can transfer money from say, Bank of America to Ally with a click of a button.

Don’t have the app?  Go get it  http://www.ally.com/bank/online-banking/go-mobile.html

Largest Zoo and Aquarium Association Partners with My Job Chart

June 19th, 2012 - Category: Press Release

My Job Chart is proud to partner with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.  Accredited zoos and aquariums are gateways through which millions of people learn about wildlife.  Founded in 1924, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is a nonprofit 501c(3) organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservations, education, science, and recreation.  Now member of MJC can help support this important wildlife organization by Sharing with them.

FYI:  AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums spend $134 million a year on field conservation projects, and have funded 4,000 conservation projects in more than 100 countries.

Points = Spending

June 15th, 2012 - Category: My Job Chart

Using My Job Chart, kids really start to understand how to spend money responsibly.  None of that give me twenty bucks and I’m out of here kinda stuff.  They quickly “get it” that a point equals a penny and a bunch of points can add up fast into dollars, dollars and more dollars.  This money can be spend in responsible ways.

As kids earn points they have the ability to “spend” those points.  They can spend them on things like a trip to the park with Mom or other things that they need or want.  Yes, this is a great conversation starter on the difference between needs and wants.  Umm, yes… there is a difference!  (some kids don’t think so, these days).

For example, if Kim does her chores and accumulates 1,000 points ($10) in a week, she can spend those points by moving those points into the SPEND category within My Job Chart.  When she does this she will have the ability to redeem rewards out of her SPEND area.  These rewards can be monetary rewards using our integrated Amazon.com store (doll, book, toy, shoes, etc).  Or it can be a non monetary reward like we mentioned before, a trip to the park.

Once that reward is redeemed by the child our system will send you as the parent an email letting you know what she has decided to spend points on.  If the reward is an Amazon.com reward you can simply click on the link in the email and get directed right to your shopping cart at Amazon where you can purchase and check out.  Wammo, that reward shows up on the doorstep a few days later and you as the parent have followed through on your promise.  Cool!

If that reward is non-money related then it’s up to you to deliver.  Get out the picnic blanket and head on over to the park and enjoy that time with your daughter!

My Job Chart users can open a MONEY debit card with ING Direct bank for no cost as well.  These accounts don’t have any pesky fees or minimums and the entire account can be set up online.  This is available for kids ages 8 and older.  This is a powerful way to teach kids growing up in an increasingly cashless society how to spend in a responsible way.  Even better, when that child makes a purchase at a store you as the parent have the ability to get a text message letting you know what is going on.  Kim just spend $12.50 at the movie theatre.  This puts an end to the day where you hear, “Mom/Dad, can I have twenty bucks to go the movies” and then not really know if the movie was even watched!  Wow, that’s powerful stuff.

Points = Spending, responsible spending.

Points = Savings

June 14th, 2012 - Category: My Job Chart


Using My Job Chart kids really start to understand saving money.  They quickly “get it” that a point equals a penny and a bunch of points can add up fast into dollars, dollars and more dollars.

As kids earn points they have the ability to “save” those points.

For example, if Kim does her chores and accumulates 1,000 points ($10) in a week, she can save those points by moving those points into the SAVE category within My Job Chart.  When she does this our system will send you as the parent an email letting you know that she wants to save the $10. Then that $10 can be transferred into her very own account and start accumulating twords something important later in life.

My Job Chart users can open Savings Account with several banks for no cost.  These accounts don’t have any pesky fees or minimums and the entire account can be set up online.  When a parent tells an 8 or 9 year old that they now have their own savings account you are going to see some pretty big eyes and big smiles too.

Points = Savings, for sure.

Mobile App with ING makes it easy

June 14th, 2012 - Category: My Job Chart

 

Users of My Job Chart have the unique ability to make saving and transferring money easy by using the ING Direct App.

Let us walk you through this process.

Parents assign kids chores.  Kids do chores and earn points.  These points represent money.  This money can be saved, shared or spent.

When a child wants to SAVE their points they simply allocate those points into the save category.  Once they do this, you as the parent will get an email from our system that let’s you know that they want to save.  If you have a smartphone you can simply go onto your phone and transfer the money into that kids savings account with ING Direct.  Easy right?

One of the common questions we get asked is if you can transfer money from another bank into your Kids Savings Account with ING.  The answer is, Yes!  You just set that up with ING and you can transfer money from say, Bank of America to ING with a click of a button.

Same thing holds true about transferring money onto your kids ING Direct debit card.  As a parent enable the “Transfer Money to Debit Card” rewards and when your child earns say 1,000 points ($10) they can redeem that reward and you will get an email letting you know.  Once again, go to your handy App and transfer the $10 onto that kids debit card.  Cool huh?  This will allow you establish a direct connection between work and money for your child.

Don’t have the app?  Go get it  http://www.ingdirect.com/mobile/

My Job Chart Kids Earn 100 Million Reward Points

May 11th, 2012 - Category: Press Release

We are excited to announce that over 100 million reward points have been earned to date by kids using My Job Chart! It gives us even greater

satisfaction to see this online community of kids gaining the foundational skills of a strong work ethic and financial responsibility.

 

Mamasource.com Partners with MyJobChart.com To Bring Meaningful Tools to Moms

May 1st, 2012 - Category: Press Release

We are excited to announce that Mamasource.com is partnering with MyJobChart.com to bring a meaningful tool to help moms raise kids.  Mamasource hosts an online community for moms where they can ask valuable questions, provide wise answers, engage in thoughtful dialogues and , most of all, raise children.

Mamasource offers money-saving deals that are custom-crafted for moms and their families.  Through it’s sister site Mamapedia.com, four million mothers regularly connect with each other in a supportive environment that serves as their very own local online moms group.

 

MyJobChart.com listed on Cox Communications Website as Resource for Families

May 1st, 2012 - Category: Press Release

 

My Job Chart is excited to announce that we are now listed on the Cox Communications website as on online resource for teaching kids in an interactive, engaging and fun way.  Cox is committed to improving and expanding technology that helps parents find great educational content for their children.

Cox Communications is actively involved in community outreach programs that foster the use of broadband technology to enhance learning for children and youth, and provide tools to create safe boundaries for accessing online content.

Humanitarian Group Heifer International Partners With MyJobChart.com To Help Kids Give To Kids

April 5th, 2012 - Category: Press Release

My Job Chart is proud to partner with Heifer International.  Heifer International is a nonprofit,humanitarian organization dedicated to ending hunger and poverty and caring for the earth.  Heifer currently provides livestock, trees, seeds, and training in environmentally sound agriculture to families in more than 50 countries, including the United States.  Heifer emphasizes community involvement and provides communities with a values-based planning and management model to guide thier development projects.

Jump$tart coalition for Financial Literacy adds MyJobChart.com as resource for Families

March 19th, 2012 - Category: Press Release

We are excited to announce that My Job Chart is now listed as a resource on the Jump$tarr Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.  Jump$tart is a national coalition or organizations dedicated to improving the financial literacy of pre-kindergarten through college-age youth by providing advocacy, research, standards and educational resources.

 

The Jump$tart Coalition is a partnership of about 150 national organizations and entities from corporate, non-profit, academic, government and other sectors.  Many of these coalition partners are household names.  Generally these partners conduct and/or support financial education or offer financial education tools and materials for youth and others.

Free Online Job Chart Offers Solutions for Teaching Kids Responsibility

October 17th, 2011 - Category: My Job Chart

As you may know, MyJobChart.com is attracting the attention of kids, parents, and experts everywhere. We love it when another parenting guru takes an interest in what we’re doing. Our latest triumph was to get Michele Borba, a renowned educator to take a look. And she had some wonderful things to say.

 

Want to see a few of those comments? Great. Here is a press release with quotes from Michele that will soon be posted in publications around the country. Enjoy:

For parenting solutions, many look to internationally renowned educator, Michele Borba, Ed.D, whose books, blogs and seminars provide answers to virtually every problem encountered when raising children.

Now, Borba points to the free website, MyJobChart.com, as the answer for teaching children to work, to be responsible and to understand the value of money.

My Job Chart changes the entire conversation about how to teach kids the fundamentals of work and money,” Borba says.

From her expert viewpoint—as an NBC contributor who has appeared more than 80 times as parent expert on the Today Show and countless other talk shows and whose recent book, titled The Big Book of Parenting Solutions: 101 Answers to Your Everyday Challenges and Wildest Worries, shares a compilation of her parenting advice—Borba says, with MyJobChart.com, kids have an excellent source of motivation.

 

With MyJobChart.com, “kids can now be inspired to get off the couch and start achieving more,” Borba says.

This was exactly what My Job Chart founder, Gregg Murset, was seeking for his own six children when he hit upon the idea of the free online chore chart.

Murset said their house, with six kids, ranging in age from 3 to 13, was “out of control. We tried everything from paper on the refrigerator to everything else.”

Nothing seemed to work to really motivate his children to stay on task and none of the existing systems seemed to encourage goal-setting and real achievement.

My Job Chart was an instant hit, not just with Murset’s children, but for the 110,000 who have used the online system over the past year since its inception.

MyJobChart.com is technology,” Murset explains. “That’s what kids like. It’s what they really respond to.”

On the site, icons make it possible for even the youngest children to use, and MyJobChart.com allows parents and children to personalize the list of chores and to use a built-in reward system. As the children complete their jobs, they earn a certain number of points, to be “saved” or “spent” right away to “purchase” a reward supplied by their parents, or to be “shared” as a donation to a charitable organization.

While My Job Chart allows parents to access an Amazon store link where they can purchase reward items, the site is also set up so families can create “free” rewards—anything from extra TV time, one-on-one time with mom or dad or a family bike ride.

Jennifer Cross, of Fort Worth, Texas, says she was hooked on the free My Job Chart site from the start. Using it with her three children, ages 3, 4 and 6, she has been pleased with the educational aspect of the site.

“I’m a high school teacher and a lot of kids have everything done for them. Parents are not taking the opportunity to teach their kids about work and responsibility,” she said.

She says her children have responded well to the intrinsic rewards and immediate feedback the site offers.

“With My Job Chart, seeing things being checked off and completed is often reward enough for my kids,” she said. “Then we have created ‘extra jobs’ where my boys get most of their points” to earn items from Amazon.

“Now they like to work and they come to me asking what other chores they can do,” Cross said.

Bottom line, Murset said, “MyJobChart.com is just a fun, easy way to instill work ethic and build character over time. And, it works.”

To access the free My Job Chart website and get started tracking your family’s chores, meetings, sports practice and activities, visit www.MyJobChart.com.

Have You Heard the MyJobChart.com Story?

April 12th, 2011 - Category: My Job Chart

First of all, if you’ve been using MyJobChart.com to help your kids stay on task with their chores…thank you. It’s absolutely amazing to us that something created specifically to help Gregg’s family could be so beneficial to others.

If you haven’t heard the story of MyJobChart.com, now is your chance. The Arizona Republic, one of Arizona’s premier newspapers recently wrote an article on Gregg and his creation of MyJobChart.com.

You can read the full article here.

In the article, Gregg talks about:

  • Why he created an online chort chart
  • His concern about kids today
  • What he enjoys about MyJobChart.com
  • How MyJobChart.com teaches kids responsibility
  • How this online chore chart has helped his family
  • And more!

Here’s the thing about MyJobChart.com…it was created because there was a real need for a new chore chart system. And it works!

If you haven’t tried this free program yet, you need to check it out and see what a difference it makes in how your kids tackle their chores.

Thanks everyone for making MyJobChart.com such a success!

My Job Chart Tops 21,000 Users

June 30th, 2010 - Category: Press Release

Hello to all of our current users as well as future My Job Chart converts. We are announcing today that My Job Chart has recently topped 21,000 users. More families are benefiting from the online chore chart program than ever before. This is a concept that was conceived by one, but continues to grow and develop from the input and suggestions we receive each day from all of you.

As My Job Chart continues to pull the interest of thousands of individuals and families across the world, we want to thank all of you for being a part of something great and for utilizing the tool for it’s intended purpose. That purpose is to help families grow together and to help parents teach kids the value of hard work by being rewarded for their efforts.

Many of you have helped spread the word about My Job Chart and we are deeply appreciative of your sharing the benefits of this FREE site with your friends. A popular directory, Make Use Of, recently reviewed our site and added it to their website. We will also soon be featured in a post series on their homepage regarding some of the web’s most recent popular sites and online tools.

My Job Chart has also appeared on many other authority websites as well as  TV and Radio broadcasts. Some of these include:

As the site gains popularity, look for even more exciting features to be available on My Job Chart. We are constantly striving to improve the site and bring to light the ideas and suggestions that you the parents are providing through your constant feedback. Thanks again from the My Job Chart team.

Making the Most of My Job Chart

March 23rd, 2010 - Category: My Job Chart

So, you heard about this really cool online chore chart system from your friend or perhaps a blogger you follow mentioned it and you decided to give it a try. You have a username and password and you’ve added all your kids and set them up with usernames and passwords as well. You even had fun picking out pictures from your computer for each of your family members and used them for their thumbnails. You’re all set up and maybe you’ve even set up a few chores for “Lucy” to do the next day. Now what?

Perhaps you’re thinking to yourself, is this really going to work? Are my kids going to catch on? Will they really want to do their chores now. What makes this different than any other chore chart we’ve used in the past? Finally, How can I make the most of My Job Chart? Here are a few tips to get you started. We want everyone to take full advantage of the capabilities offered by myjobchart.com. There are a few key things to keep in mind when using the system and we’re confident it will be worth your time and help in teaching your children to work with a smile.

1. Keep it Simple.

Start off with just a few of the most important chores first. This will build confidence and a sense of accomplishment. Top assign a chore:

  • after logging in to your family profile, click on the button, “assign jobs”
  • check the family member who you want to assign the job to
  • select the job or create your own by typing it in the field entitled, “Create your own job here:”
  • select whether the job is for one day, everyday, weekly on a specific day, and AM or PM. (you can even add an image from your computer as the icon for the job. see #6)
  • if you’re finished, click “I’m all done.”

2. Set a Point Benchmark.

Maybe a good starting point is a penny (1 cent) a point. If a reward that your child wants costs $5.00 then that would be 500 points. It’s easy, and you will be surprised how quickly your kid(s) will learn the value of a dollar.

To assign point values for any job, simply enter in the number of points the job is worth into the appropriate field on the assign jobs page.

3. Use the Sticky Note!

Kids love to be praised.  Send them a love note everyday and see them flourish! To send a sticky note:

  • From the “my family” page, click on the family member’s name that you want to send a sticky to.
  • Type your note in the box located in the upper left corner.
  • When finished, click “I’m All Done” and your note will appear in the bottom right hand corner of their profile page. Awesome!

4. Emails and Texts Keep You in the Loop.

When all morning jobs are done and “I’m Done” is clicked, Mom or Dad get an email or text that lets them know they are completed!  Same thing with evening jobs! You also get an email or text when a reward is earned and “I’m Done” is clicked.

5. Parental Point Adjuster.

This lets you “bonus” points or take them away if you need to. To adjust points for a member of the family:

  • click on the family member that you want to adjust points for from the “my family” page.
  • under “total points” there are two buttons, one with a “+” sign and another with a “-” sign. Click these to either add or subtract one point from the child’s total
  • you can also highlight the total point number and retype the number of points you want the child to have
  • after adjusting the points, click “update” to save.

My Job Chart

6. Custom Icons for Jobs and Rewards.

To add a custom icon/image for any job:

  • click “Jobs Summary”
  • select the job you wish to customize and click “Edit Selected”
  • at the lower-right of the screen, click the red text “ADD YOUR OWN JOB ICON!”
  • A pop-up box with your computer’s files appears. Select the image you wish to use for the icon
  • click “open” and your file is uploaded to myjobchart for that chore
  • save the job by clicking, “I’m All done.”

7. Let Your Kids Decide What They Want to Work For

Nothing helps encourage kids better than something they REALLY want. Allow them to decide what they are doing chores for and set up a reasonable point system with them in order for them to attain their reward.

8. Follow Through

When you get that email or text letting you know they have earned a reward make a big deal out of it and follow through right away!! Throw a party!!

We hope this list helps give you some ideas about how to make the most of My Job Chart. Of course, it was designed to be dynamic and customizable in order to conform to all family types and needs.

Maybe you have some unique ways in which you are using My Job Chart. Maybe you would like to see something that we haven’t thought of yet. Leave your comments below or fill out the the form on the “feedback” tab on the left of the site. We appreciate your input and support.

Welcome to the Parenting Tips Blog!

March 1st, 2010 - Category: My Job Chart

The time has finally come and we are ready to kick off the new “Parenting Tips Blog” at MyJobChart.com. The Parenting Tips Blog was developed in order to give parents a trusted source to go to in search of useful parenting ideas and information.

Sign up now to receive updates to the blog via RSS or email.

Being a parent today is harder than ever. It is easy to get frustrated and impatient when things don’t go exactly as we planned or had hoped they would in regards to how we rear and teach our children. We all have our own ideas and methods that we use to help our children grow and progress in a safe environment and have the opportunities they need to develop all of their given talents.

Parenting is one of the most difficult jobs in the world but it can also be one of the most rewarding endeavors that life has to offer. The MyJobChart.com Parenting Tips Blog wishes to aid parents in their pursuit of making parenting a rewarding endeavor.

About the Blog

The Parenting Tips Blog will offer frequent posts on different areas of parenting. Some of the posts will come from trained professionals and child psychologists, while others will be written by the greatest professionals of all – real parents.

The blog will include posts on topics such as:

  • advice on helping your children understand the need for developing good work habits
  • making family mealtime more effective
  • keeping your children off the x-box 360 and other gaming devices
  • how to manage tantrums and fits
  • keeping children safe at home
  • how to effectively use myjobchart.com to teach children to work
  • …and much more

the Parenting Tips Blog will cover all aspects of parenting and how to be more successful and effective as a parent.

Share Your Ideas With Us

The blog has been developed to not only be a source of information, but we hope it will provide a hub for parents to participate and share ideas with each other about parenting. Each blog post will end with an invitation for readers to share their thoughts on the ideas offered in the post and to provide additional tips on things that your family does that works. These will be valuable for other readers who can take the ideas they feel will work in their own family and implement them.

We also encourage everyone to share your success stories with the community. Maybe you tried something that another reader suggested and found that it worked great in your own family. Tell us about it so that we can all share in the success and joy of being parents.

Join the Parenting Tips Blog Community

We  would invite all to subscribe to the blog either via RSS or to receive email updates so that you are notified every time a new “tips” post has been published. With your participation, we can all grow and be  edified from each other and enjoy the journey of becoming a better parent. Please notify us of any questions you have either by commenting in the section below or contacting us directly. We are always seeking to improve the site and we hope you enjoy MyJobChart.com.

MyJobChart.com Featured on Sonoran Living

January 14th, 2010 - Category: My Job Chart

Myjobchart.com was featured on ABC 15 in Phoenix Arizona.  Founder, Gregg Murset had a live 5 minute demonstration of a new site that is revolutionizing the way kids learn responsibility and work ethic.  Murset is a father of 6 children and has lived in Queen Creek, Arizona for the last 10 years.  He is also a Certified Financial Planner and is very concerned about kids learning the true value of a dollar.

MyJobChart.com also recently became a sponsor on http://theidearoom.blogspot.com

What is MyJobChart?

January 14th, 2010 - Category: My Job Chart

My Job Chart is a free online chore chart for kids.  It allows parents to determine what chores are assigned to their children.  As kids do these chores they earn points.   These points accumulate and are then used to redeem rewards in the child’s own personalized reward store.  Through patent pending technology MJC sends either a text or email to parents each time jobs are completed or rewards are redeemed.

We encourage you to give it a try for FREE! Tell us what you think through our feedback form. We are always looking to improve.

There is Not a Money Tree in the Backyard!

January 13th, 2010 - Category: My Job Chart

Myjobchart.com was created because a father of 6 in queen creek Arizona believes in that statement.  Gregg Murset is a certified financial planner and has worked with clients in the investment industry for over a decade.  Many of his clients are successful business owners that know the value of hard work.  These professional relationships have reinforced for him the importance of instilling these same values into his own children.

Gregg believes that so many kids these days are handed everything and don’t have to work for what they get.  In the long run this is ultimately to their detriment.  If kids grow up with a virtual money tree in the backyard it’s going to be hard for them to value hard work and responsibility.  Myjobchart.com is a tool for parents that is revolutionizing how these principles are being taught and reinforced with children today