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How it Works

Kids earn while they learn in four easy steps

Introducing a new twist on allowances: Bravo Bucks helps parents teach children the concept of work and reward while they’re still young. The more daily tasks kids complete, the more Bravo Bucks they can earn for a job well done!

Frequently Asked Questions
#1
Assign

Step #1 - The jobs you assign to your kids should be age-appropriate and should include morning, afternoon and evening responsibilities. Use the enclosed task lists or make your own.

#2
Earn

Step #2 - Decide how much each task on your list is worth. In most homes, each Bravo Buck has a value of about 10 cents.

#3
Redeem

Step #3 - Choose a day of the week when your children redeem their Bravo Bucks for a reward. For most families, Fridays make the most sense.

#4
Reward

Step #4 - Children will eagerly adopt the Bravo Bucks program when they understand they’re working toward something they want — a new toy, a piece of sporting equipment, a trip to the movies. Each child is different, and finding out what keeps children engaged is part of the fun!

Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions. We have answers.

Why teach your children about money?

Teaching your kids about money and managing it properly is one of the most important lessons you can give them. Studies looking to find predicters in business success later in life all point to how early you learned about sound money management. Kids who learn positive financial habits at an early age give them the opportunity to be successful when they grow up.

How early can you start teaching your kids about money?

Too many parents think they have to wait until their kids are teenagers to start lessons about money. This is too late! Parents need to start teaching kids about the importance of managing money as early as preschool. Bravo Buck makes learning about earning, saving and spending fun for your children. When your preschoolers begin to learn and understand the usefulness of money, they will want some of their own! Bravo Bucks will teach kids how to develop the right habits that will serve them well the rest of their lives. This will translate to a major impact on their lives when they are older.

How do I start with my preschooler?

Does your preschooler ask for something in a store? Of course, they do! As parents we all experience a child asking to have something in a store. It is natural, they see something, they like it, they want it. Your preschooler has little reference for what it takes to earn something. Bravo Bucks helps bridge this gap by teaching them the work/reward concept. You decide what value in Bravo Bucks you want to place on the item that they want. You then place a value of how many Bravo Bucks can be earned for a task given to your child. They will learn to associate the color of the Bravo Buck with value, introducing them to the idea of money management in a fun way!

When they learn what effort must go into earning a Bravo Buck, your child will begin to appreciate how much the things he or she wants costs. Your children begin to make decisions as a consumer, whether to buy a toy or a snack. And if they really want something badly enough, your child will naturally learn the value of saving their Bravo Bucks in anticipation of the future.

Why teach your children about money?

Teaching your kids about money and managing it properly is one of the most important lessons you can give them. Studies looking to find predictors of success later in life point to how early you learned about sound money management. Kids who learn positive financial habits at an early age increase their opportunity to be successful when they grow up.

How early can you start teaching your kids about money?

Many parents think they have to wait until their kids are teenagers to start lessons about money. However, children can begin to understand money matters as early as preschool!

Bravo Buck makes learning about earning, saving and spending fun for your children. When preschoolers begin to learn and understand the usefulness of money, they will want some of their own! Bravo Bucks will teach kids how to develop the right habits about money early on. Learning to be responsible with their Bravo Bucks and respect the value of hard work are just a few of the lessons learned with Bravo Bucks that will serve them well the rest of their lives.

How do I start with my preschooler?

As parents we often experience our children asking for things even though it’s not their birthday or a special occasion. A preschooler has little reference for what it takes to earn something. When they learn what effort must go into earning a Bravo Buck, your child will begin to appreciate how much the things he or she wants cost.

Bravo Bucks helps bridge this gap by teaching them the work/reward concept. You decide what value in Bravo Bucks you want to place on the item that they want. You then place a value of how many Bravo Bucks can be earned for a task given to your child. They will learn to associate the number and color of the Bravo Buck with value, introducing them to the idea of money management in a fun way! Your children begin to make decisions as consumers, deciding whether to buy a toy or a snack. And if they really want something badly enough, your child will naturally learn the value of saving their Bravo Bucks in anticipation of the future.

What can Bravo Bucks be redeemed for, other than material items, such as toys?

Bravo Bucks can be earned for a variety of things beyond toys including a play date with a friend, trip to the zoo or science museum, special time with a parent, or anything that is of value to the child. It does not have to be of material value. You can place Bravo Bucks values on as many things as you would like.

How do I determine what each Bravo Buck is worth?

The most commonly used value for one Bravo Buck is ten cents ($0.10). If your child is doing 10 chores per day and each chore is worth 2 Bravo Bucks, he or she would have the potential to earn 20 Bravo Bucks, or $2.00 each day. If they are doing chores during the week, this would add up to a potential to earn $10 per week.

How do I determine the amount of Bravo Bucks given per chore?

It often helps to start with determining how many chores you would like your child to complete in a day. If there are 10 chores you would like your child to complete, their total for the day could be worth 20 bravo bucks. In this case, each simple chore would be worth 2 Bravo Bucks. This would include making the bed, getting dressed for school, packing backpack, brushing teeth, bathing, etc. As the chores become more labor intensive, you can increase the number of bravo bucks earned per chore. For instance, if your child is babysitting a younger sibling or washing the car, those chores could be worth 50 or 100 Bravo Bucks, or more.