The average college student leaves school with
$4100 in credit card debt
not including actual student loan debt, according to Sallie Mae
We hope to change those statistics. So, we are hoping to instill financial discipline in kids long before any bad habits begin.
That is why we created Quest to Clean Up.
With this app, kids can begin to experience the value of money and the importance of knowing how to make informed decisions based on their willingness to work, and the discipline to know which wants are worthwhile and those that are not. That way, they focus on the things they really value, and learn how to bypass those they don't.
We hope you find this a valuable tool in your quest to teach kids financial discipline. Feel free to reach out to us with suggestions and any questions you have!
—Chief Mom and Founder, Michelle
No, I don't really need THAT. No, I don't want to work hard and spend my money on THAT. And the beauty of this one simple lesson, is that you don't have to understand complex money concepts, and you don't have to have to be an adult to understand how to do it.
The concept of being able to say "no" while shopping, is the one thing we hope to teach kids to do before going off to college, or getting their first job, before they get their first credit card and run into money troubles. And, before they need to borrow $10,000 and move back in to your basement.
75% of American families say they live paycheck to paycheck.
And 25% have no savings at all.
One of the most important things we can teach our kids about money is how to tell themselves no.