ThreeJars was an idea that had percolated for some time.
Like most parents, my
wife and I wanted our kids to lead happy, purposeful lives.
But how to raise a child with a mind for managing money and a heart for helping others?
Despite a career in finance, I found it hard to speak to my
kids about money. While I didn't want them to feel entitled,
I didn't want them to stress over money either. I had resisted
paying allowance because it usually turned into frivolous
spending. Were these the right money habits to learn? Was allowance even important? How could we get them to delay gratification or think about others? From these tangled roots grew ThreeJars.
Then came the 2008 economic meltdown. Many started to think about money differently with renewed
conviction to teach their children well: keep it real, make it fun, and turn practice into good habits. And so here we are two years and hundreds of design iterations later, a solution that's tailored for kids and a huge benefit for parents
Sensible adults have known for some time that if you do not learn to manage money
responsibly it will end up managing you. If we're lucky, we also understand that by
helping others we are really helping ourselves. Both of these values are at the core of
ThreeJars. My own kids use it and love it.
We hope yours will too.
Founder and CEO