Three cheers for quick-thinking dads! This week’s LUXELocal feature is Worth It – a price comparison and tracking website and app created by Houston’s own Jason Kaminsky. On Worth It, you can search for anything you are looking to buy – from technology to clothing – and you’ll see current prices from Worth It’s trusted retailers. If you know you’ve seen the price lower before, or think it may go on sale, you can “name your own price” and Worth It will track it for you, even sending you an email when your price is found. How simple and fantastic is this?
Worth It all started when Jason’s wife was pregnant with their first child and they in the market for a stroller. After searching and searching through tons of sites looking for the best price, Jason got to thinking…what if I could name the price I’d pay, and have a service scour reputable websites and let me know when it hits my target? And Worth It was born!
The first time I logged into my app the search box had an example of “Frye boots” … I thought, wow, this app knows me so well! Actually, I’ve been using my app to track an infant car seat. No no, we are not adding to our brood, but our beloved babysitter is expecting a baby this winter. I know the brand and model we want to buy, and I know I’ve seen it on sale for less than the current listed price, so I’m going to wait it out. I can’t wait to receive my notification that Worth It found the car seat at the price I named!
So what does the dad to two little girls have to say about the shift from a career in finance to busy dadpreneur? 1) Make sure that your family is on board with you becoming an entrepreneur because they will also be making sacrifices, and 2) have a true separation of work and family life. When it is time to be home and spend time with your kids, turn all work off and focus on your family as they are the most important thing in your life. Well said, Jason. Amen to that!
Thanks to Jason for an awesome concept that is a great tool, time saver AND money saver for everyone. So busy and hardworking parents, download this app and start paying what items are Worth It to you!
Author: Candace Thomas