• Allowance Manager®

    How kids GET money™

  • Allowance Manager®

    How kids GET money™

  • Allowance Manager®

    How kids GET money™

What it is...

Simple and effortless. A web and mobile app that makes kids good with money through vital, firsthand experience. Families can reference it from anywhere, at anytime, to know who has how much and why.

Why we created it...

Most of us (parents) neglect to follow through with allowance. As a result, we deprive our kids of vital firsthand experience with their own money, provide no choice but to beg us for it, and end up breeding dependence and mistrust.

How it works...

Specify a weekly amount to post to each account. Easily add entries and zap money to AllowanceCards 24/7/365. Receive notifications via email or text message (data rates may apply). It’s simple, automatic, and effective.

Allowance Tracker

Add, edit, annotate account entries.

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Allowance Manager runs on every major desktop, laptop, phone, and tablet.  AllowanceCard runs on the Visa payment network and is accepted everywhere Visa Debit is accepted.

Every kid

Every kid can benefit by developing an understanding of money and becoming good with it.  This requires the vital firsthand experience that Allowance Manager provides.

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Every time

Allowance Manager credits the accounts automatically and provides a super simple way to record additional entries, so money is easily and accurately accounted for – every time.

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Vital firsthand experience with their own, real money



When we forget to give our kids their allowance (and we all do), we deprive them of the vital firsthand experience that is essential to their understanding money, and what they learn instead, is that we are unreliable.


Allowance Manager makes it super easy to avoid this pitfall by automatically crediting kids’ allowance accounts and making it possible to track from anywhere at anytime exactly who has exactly how much and why.


If you want your kids to be good with money, use Allowance Manager to provide genuine firsthand experience with their own money.  Trust is preserved and the kids grow into effortlessly money-savvy adults.

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What others say about us!

We were looking for a product to help us make sure that we followed through with giving our kids their allowance.  We found this and more in Allowance Manager.

Susan M.San Diego, CA

This product is FANTASTIC!  It is so super simple to use, and it has made life soooo much easier with my three teenage daughters!  Thank you!

Heather B.Austin, TX

As a direct result of our using Allowance Manager, my young kids understand money better than their college-aged cousins.

Steve R.New York, NY

I have two boys who had no idea which way was up when it came to money, but that has all changed now that we have been using Allowance Manager.

Bill K.Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Family Optimized

Designed by former Apple engineer, Dan Meader, and his kids, for their own family, Allowance Manager is simple, elegant, and effective.

Mobile App

Allowance Manager is available from any web-connected device which means you can use it on your iOS, Android, Mac OS, Windows, and more.

Regular Updates

The Allowance Manager software is available at no charge and comes with periodic updates to constantly refine the already excellent user experience.

24/7 Support

You get knowledgable and responsive support at Allowance Manager through various channels including Live Chat, email, and our user forum.

Premium Pricing

  • $49
    Allowance Manager Premium
    subscription per kid per year
  • Firsthand experience with their own real money
  • Allowance tracker
  • Periodic topical newsletters
  • Periodic topical webinars
  • Customizable AllowanceCard®
  • How kids GET money™
  • Effortless financial literacy
  • We owe it to our kids™

Allowance Manager Junior (without AllowanceCard)

Recommended for families not yet ready for
an Allowance Manager Premium subscription

At its simplest, Allowance Manager merely serves as a basic cash ledger to record a net cash commitment of a parent to a kid.  We call this basic cash ledger functionality, Allowance Manager Junior.  At or around age 5, most kids are ready for the real money experience provided by Allowance Manager Premium including AllowanceCard, but until your kid is ready, Allowance Manager Junior is the perfect way to ease into the Allowance Manager experience.

The AllowanceCard® Visa Prepaid Card is issued by Stride Bank, N.A., Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa USA Inc. By activating or using this card, you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions associated with this program.
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