Popular Culture Collectibles Reviews

Friday, June 9, 2017

Brainy Bucks



“Money makes the world go around
The world go around
The world go around
Money makes the world go around
It makes the world go 'round.
A mark, a yen, a buck, or a pound
A buck or a pound
A buck or a pound
Is all that makes the world go around,
That clinking clanking sound
Can make the world go 'round.”


In the Bible it is stated that ‘The love of money is the root of all evil.”

You’ll notice that it is the ‘love’ of money, not money itself that is evil.

Money is neither good nor bad.  It can be used for good or evil purposes, but money itself is neither.

There is nothing wrong with money in of itself.  In fact, without money it is very difficult to survive in today’s modern world.

It’s important that children are taught how to save and spend money.  They need to learn what it means to earn money.  It requires work and discipline.

Unfortunately too many kids are taught that they are entitled to things and money.  Very little emphasis is placed on working and earning a paycheck or allowance.

Good financial planning and understanding is a must if a child (when they get older) expects to survive and use their finances properly.

That’s why I got so excited when I saw Alex Brands/Brainy Bucks newest educational toys-all about money and banking.

Granted it may not seem like a big deal.  Trust me-it is a very big deal.

Let’s start with the basics.

Brainy Bucks’ ‘Cash Stash Tray’ contains over $3,000 in realistic play money-both in coins and paper money.

One hundred and twenty bills and 100 coins make up the set, all divided by denomination and accurate to size.

With the play money children can be taught to recognize real money and how to make change.  The Brainy Bucks money can also be used in Brainy Bucks toys-or kids can actually use real money if they want. 

Either way allows kids to comprehend and use proper currency.

An excellent way to get kids to save money is with a traditional piggy bank.  Kids put in their money and after awhile they open the piggy bank and either spend their saving or put it away in a saving account.

But, what if you had a bank that not only stores your money but keeps track of the amount, shows a digital display of your total savings, counts your change, keeps track of paper money and features an undo button should you mess up?

The Brainy Bucks’ ‘Bill & Coin Money Jar’ does all that and much more!

Kids can watch their loose change add up, personalize it with their picture and it even remembers their balance even if the batteries have to be replaced.

That’s some piggy bank!

A free educational book on how to be money smart is also included. 

What if a child’s saving mount up and overflow the Money Jar?

Easy problem to solve.

Kids can keep their money (and other valuables) safe in the ‘Voice Activated Safe’!
The bank is voice activated and will only open when the password the child creates is spoken by the child.

If someone tries to activate who is not the child an alarm goes off-even when it is tampered with.

The interior of the safe has shelves and a drawer for valuables and a special manual override that allows kids to change their password.  

Simple press the password button, state a password and immediately begin storing your valuables.
ATM’s are everywhere and it is imperative that kids know how to use one.

Brainy Bucks’ ‘Real Money ATM’ operates just like a real ATM and accepts real money.

It tracks accounts, is activated by an ATM Card, counts coins, has an automatic bill feed and it even makes sounds just like a real ATM!

It’s digital, it’s realistic and it works!

The ‘Time To Save ATM’ is the big daddy of the Brainy Bucks money toys.

It looks (in a smaller scale) just like a wall-mounted ATM machine that does everything the ‘Real Money ATM’ does but also includes a secure vault and a real working alarm!

Kids will get a kick out of its functional buttons, ATM Card Slot, Speaker, Screen, Keypad, Vault and Money Slots. 

It’s big, it’s rugged and it makes for a perfect gift to teach kids how to save and keep track of their money.

I highly recommend the ‘Brainy Bucks’ line of money toys.  You can ‘count’ on them!