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A treasure trove of fun and educational articles for the whole family. Pocket money tips, recommended products, advice from experts, or just ideas on how to get the most out of the app. And be sure to check out our Primers, a set of bite sized guides on how to talk to kids about money.

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Talking about inflation

Prices are rising, so maybe it’s time to raise the topic of inflation with your kids. Try reading through this primer with them – it should help

New Year, New Pocket Money Routine

New Year, New Start – and a great time to introduce a new allowance routine. Allowance is a brilliant way to help your children learn about managing money. It can kick start conversations about budgeting, saving and working for rewards.



What is inheritance tax?

Allow those at the beginning of their lives understand how finance affects us all at the very end, with this children’s primer on inheritance tax.


RoosterMoney Family Stories: Meet the Knibbs

Mel Knibb lives in the English countryside with her children Crevette (12), Beanie (10), Jumpy (8), and Wriggly (6). They’ve been using RoosterMoney for years, and found it’s a great way to deal with money and financial literacy.

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Talking About Pensions

Do you understand how saving for later life works? Could you explain it to your kids? Try reading through this primer with them, and it should help


How to stay safe online

We might have stayed safely indoors for the past few months, but scammers have found ways to reach us over the pandemic. Here’s a few tips to help you stay safe online this summer


Talking About Cryptocurrency

How well do you understand this new, digital money? Could you explain it to your kids? Try reading through this primer with them, and it should help


Out and About Guide

Ready to take kids to zoos and museums, and on holiday again? Here’s a few financial tips to help you ease into another summer

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Talking About the Stock Market

Have your children just asked you ‘what is the stock market?’ Try this simple, fun guide from the educational pocket money app for kids and parents, RoosterMoney.

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Talking About Mortgages

Have your children just asked ‘what is a mortgage?’ Try this simple, fun guide from the educational pocket money app for kids and parents, RoosterMoney.

No more forgetting with Chore reminders

With app version 7.7.0 there are no more excuses for messy bedrooms.  Now when you go to add a new Chore – or edit an existing one – you’ll have the option to add a reminder for your child.


Talking About Tax

How well do you understand this new, digital money? Could you explain it to your kids? Try reading through this primer with them, and it should help


Talking About Banks

Don’t know how to explain banks to kids? Here’s quite a few ways in, all of which should help to foster financial literacy in children.

See card decline reasons in app

With app version 7.5.0 you and your kids can now find detailed card decline reasons in the app. These can be found in your child’s Spend pot or on their Statement, which can also be accessed straight from their Manage Card screen. Whether a payment didn’t go through because a spend limit was hit or […]

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Rooster Recommends: Top 5 phones for kids

Ready to give your child his or her first handset? Or are they due an upgrade? Here’s a quick round-up of some of the best on the market, from cheap, internet-free models to entry-level iPhones

5 Fun chores kids will love

Searching for fun chores for your kids? Then try ones from this list, from RoosterMoney, the pocket-money app. We’ve got something for all ages.


Talking About Money

Finding it hard to explain money to your children? Then try these ways in, all of which should help to foster financial literacy in children.


Introducing #RoosterFirsts

Celebrate those special ‘first’ milestones with RoosterMoney?? We’ve put together a series of challenges & prizes to cheer parents & kids on through those all important firsts.

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#18 Needs & Wants List

Stay at home challenge – Needs & Wants List. Understanding the difference between needs and wants is key to good decision making in all aspects of life, not just money.

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#17 Find the best energy deals

Stay at home challenge – Find the best energy deals. Challenge your kids to find a better deal on your gas or electricity bills by turning them into your in-house savings expert.

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#16 Choose a cause

Stay at home challenge – Choose a cause. Discuss some potential causes your child could support, and encourage them to choose one that matches their interests and matters to them.

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#15 Spot the best savings account

Stay at home challenge – Spot the best savings account. Get them checking comparison tables of children’s savings accounts, and find an account paying the highest interest.

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#14 Set up shop

Stay at home challenge – Set up shop. Playing shop is a great activity for the imagination as well as practicing some mental arithmetic.

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#20 Future me

Stay at home challenge – Future me. This challenge is about having fun with all the possibilities ahead of you.

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#13 Fridge Raiders

Stay at home challenge – Fridge Raiders. A simple game about a simple but important money concept – Needs vs Wants.

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#19 Which way to pay?

Stay at home challenge – Which way to pay? Cash is fairly easy for kids to understand, but other methods from plastic cards to smartphones can be trickier for kids to get their head’s around.

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#12 Start Selling

Stay at home challenge – Start Selling. A great way to help your kids earn some money that may also help with the spring cleaning!

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#11 Family Dinner Party

Stay at home challenge – Family Dinner Party. This one is a great way to bring together a lot of big money lessons in one simple… meal! Get the kids to organise Saturday night’s dinner.

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#10 – 1p or £1000?

Stay at home challenge – 1p or £1000? Which would you choose? It’s a simple question, with a surprising answer. And a great lesson on the power of compound interest, for all of us.

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#9 Aiming for Goals

Stay at home challenge – Aiming for Goals. Kids love thinking about what they want, and what they can buy. So use that enthusiasm to help them draw up their own budget.

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#8 Wallet Workout

Stay at home challenge – Wallet workout. Quite simply, your kids tip out all the cards in your wallet, but this time, instead of getting angry, you turn it into a money lesson!

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#7 What do I do all day?

Stay at home challenge – What do I do all day? Take this opportunity to talk to your kids about your job? What do you do, and why? It could get them thinking about what they want to do too.

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#6 Home Tuck Shop

Stay at home challenge – Set up a tuck shop at home. Laura Symond’s genius way of keeping the kids from nagging for sweets whilst also teaching them some valuable money lessons.

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#5 Retro Board Games

Stay at home challenge – Dust off those retro board games. Monopoly and The Game of Life are great games that involve concepts like earning and saving, so are full of valuable lessons.

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#4 Unleash Their Inner Entrepreneur

Stay at home challenge – Inner Entrepreneur. Could your kids be the next Bill Gates? This activity is all about getting their creative & business minds going !???‍??‍??⠀


#3 Wizard Chess

Stay at home challenge – Wizard Chess. Get a couple of big bags of pennies (or anything that’s stackable), and a chessboard. A great way to show the power of compound interest.


#2 Clear the Clutter

Stay at home challenge – Clear the clutter – A great wat to introduce the concept of ‘needs’ and ‘wants’, and get the bedroom tidy.

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#1 Design your own bank note

Stay at home challenge – Ask your kids to design their own bank note? Who would they feature on it? What other important information needs to be on there?

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A Kids’ Guide to Black Friday

It’s a big shopping day, and children can take part too. Find out how it got its name, what sort of deals you’re likely to find, and why some people avoid all shops on this day

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A Kids’ Guide to Black Friday

It’s a big shopping day, and children can take part too. Find out how it got its name, what sort of deals you’re likely to find, and why some people avoid all shops on this day

5 Fun Money Games for Kids

Money games for kids are a great way to introduce the concept of money in a fun and safe way. Check out these fun board games, activities and online games!

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Rooster Family Story: Meet the Molife Family

Elizabeth uses RoosterMoney with her two kids (Christopher, 13 & Emmanuel, 10) to help manage their pocket money, spending and chores routine. Here they share some wisdom on how you might be able to get the most out of Rooster for your family.

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Rooster Family Story: Meet the Wild Family

Katy & Rob Todd-Wild use RoosterMoney with their three kids (Alex, 8, Sophia, 8 & Jake, 4) to help manage their pocket money and chores routine. Here they share some wisdom on how you might be able to get the most out of Rooster for your family.

How to organise your family chores list?

Chores are a necessary part of daily life, but that doesn’t mean they have to be a burden. In fact, if you have kids, not only can you get them involved in the family chores, but find the right system, and you can turn it into an educational experience for them too.

RoosterMoney during Covid-19

We’re glad to say we’re still fully operational during this time. In fact, with many of us spending more time at home, we feel our mission is now more important than ever.

Rooster Hero: Mrs Claus

This month we spoke to Mrs. Claus! ? Santa’s always been in the spotlight delivering presents and bringing good cheer, but Mrs. Claus is the mastermind running the operations in the North Pole to make sure everyone gets their presents each year.

5 Fun & Educational Gift Ideas

Christmas is sneaking upon us… and fast! So if you’re still looking for last minute gift ideas then look no further. Here are 5 fun & educational gift ideas this holiday season!

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Should you pay for grades?

Should you pay for grades? In this post we look at both sides of the debate as well as some tips and tricks for parents to get started.

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Managing screen time for your children

Many parents worry about how much time their children should spend staring at screens. Nowadays, we’re surrounded by televisions, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and computers. Here’s some help on how to manage it all.

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Talking About Compound Interest

Compound interest is the super power that expands your savings – or makes a mountain of debt. The earlier you understand compound interest, the earlier you can start making the most of it!


Ways to save money for your family

We know saving for your children is high on many parent’s list of priorities and can become stressful when you think of all the things you would like to help your little ones with. So here’s a few tips to get you started.

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The Advantages of Pocket Money – A Parent’s Guide

It may just seem like another expense in the long list of regular outgoings, but there’s a number of very good reasons behind why we’ve been giving a regular amount of money to children for the past two hundred years. So let’s look at the advantages of giving pocket money!

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A Parent’s Guide to Life Insurance

No-one likes thinking about death, but if the worst should happen, life insurance can help protect your nearest and dearest from money worries. Here’s our simple guide on what to consider.

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Talking About Earning

Sadly, money doesn’t always appear magically as pocket money or birthday presents. Helping kids earn cash, rather than just handing it out, can teach them about the value of money.

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Talking About Needs And Wants

Introducing the difference between Needs and Wants will help your kids decide where to spend right now, and even how to budget in later life. Win-win.

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A Parent’s Guide to Premium Bonds

Premium Bonds are a saving account with added excitement. Instead of earning interest on your savings, you get the chance to win tax-free cash prizes every month. You might win a million pounds – or you might win nothing at all. However, unlike a lottery, you can always get your savings back. It’s worth noting that the Premium Bond rate is set to be cut in December 2020 which will affect your chance of winning.

Fun Math Games for Kids

This month we’ve got some interactive games – both physical and digital – that helps explain math to kids in a fun and interactive way.

Rooster Family Story: Meet the Kylven Family

Ross Kylven and his family have been using RoosterMoney since September last year to help better manage their money habits. Dad to Carter and Michelle, Ross runs theFIway.com and advocates financial literacy and independence.

Rooster Hero: Santa Claus

This month we spoke to Santa Claus 🎅! Santa is the CEO of Christmas Co. located in the North Pole. With the help of Mrs. Claus, the elves and their reindeer, they’re in the business of bringing cheer during the holiday season every year.

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A Guide to Children’s Savings Accounts

Picking the right children’s savings account isn’t just a matter of spotting the highest interest rate. There’s a bewildering range of options, so first you’ll need to think about what you want from a savings account. Here we break down the basics for you.

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A Guide to Junior ISAs

We break down exactly what Junior ISAs (JISAs) are, without the jargon, so you can decide whether they’re right for your family.


Talking About Interest

Explaining the basic concept of interest can really jump start your child’s enthusiasm for saving and help avoid running up debts in later life.

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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 […]

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 […]

Ted Talks For Kids

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’! So here’s our favourite Ted Talks for Kids. From engaging ways to get children into engineering, to the small questions asked that can […]

Pocket Money Reward Chart Template

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. Download our free Reward Chart Template here – RoosterMoney