Savings

@r1mp2ge (263)
Ukraine
March 2, 2008 4:24pm CST
Does anyone still use Piggy banks..I don't mean the exact same thing but somewhere where you store your money??I store my change in a small bag...Whenever i have some spare change left over and it starts wearing my wallet down I empty it inside my bag and when I'm kinda low on money it really comes in handy.
11 responses
@sergeantrom (5711)
• United States
3 Mar 08
We have been using the change jar for years now. At the end of the year we use it for christmas and its always over $100 in change. Thats an extra gift for someone. Whose says pennies dont add up, LOL
@r1mp2ge (263)
• Ukraine
3 Mar 08
I guess that's what we are doing here..Adding up cents and making decent amounts...I don't celebrate Christmas but my friend does and Santa bore gifts for many this season.It was a jolly time.
• United States
4 Mar 08
You are so right and cant wait for those pennies on mylot to turn into dollars!!!
@jsharriz (436)
• Ukraine
2 Mar 08
i use a pouch... it sure saves my day wen i am in need.
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@r1mp2ge (263)
• Ukraine
2 Mar 08
I know what you mean...It's really useful for travelling when you use a bus or a Tram.
@jsharriz (436)
• Ukraine
2 Mar 08
exactly..comes in as handy in time of need.
@Dmitriy (74)
• United States
2 Mar 08
I still use an actual piggy bank thats in the shape of a pig, its crazy how much I save every month just by putting the change I get from every purchase.
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@r1mp2ge (263)
• Ukraine
2 Mar 08
I never thought I will actually meet someone that actually still uses one...Thats great..Is it the one that you have to break once it's full.
• United States
2 Mar 08
Luckily its not the one I have to break, otherwise I would spend all of my savings to buy a new one! Mine has a little plus on the bottom that you simply have to open, it takes a while to get the cluttering change out though.
@maxsee212 (799)
• United States
2 Mar 08
a small jar is very handy for containing change. what i use is a small box where i put all my change. if you're still keeping money in your house like say for savings and not putting it in the bank is a bad idea because you are not taking advantage of the interest that it is earning when you put it in the bank, especially the banks that offer high interest. if you are keeping your savings at your house, you are risking yourself from being robbed and from any accidents in your house. i would recommend that you put your money in the bank.
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@r1mp2ge (263)
• Ukraine
2 Mar 08
It's not such a big deal.I usually save only upto 10$ before I start using it.Besides,I live in a Hostel and haven't had a problem with stolen things so far.I can't do Interest though.It's not allowed in my religion.Thanks for your concern though I appreciate it.
• Canada
2 Mar 08
Yeah I'm kind of the same as you. Though, I don't use a bag at all. I have this vase/pot thing that I put all my spare change in. A few months ago or so I had something like between $80 - 100! It is mostly money I get in change from buying lunch at the caffeteria or out at some place. Every day at school I buy lunch so it all adds up!
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@r1mp2ge (263)
• Ukraine
2 Mar 08
Wow!!!You must buy really expensive lunch.I always dream of saving that much.I always give in eventually.How do you manage to stay away once you know you have loads of cash in there??
• United States
3 Mar 08
My hubby stores change and sometimes dollar bills in the large Maxwell House coffee containers. He said it holds between $90-$110+ dollars, but added that they are quite heavy once they are full. He has one of these cans filled to the top and is about half way to full on a second. They come in handy during craft show season... I always like to have $10 in quarters and $50 in singles to start a craft show with and if I forget to go to the bank the day before a show, he usually has that in the cans.
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
3 Mar 08
We have a big huge piggy bank of sorts... it is in the shape of a glass soda bottle and has a pop top that looks like one of those that you used to need a bottle opener for. It was filled with popcorn when we got it... actually we got two, one for my husband & I and one for my son. We had just moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and it has the San Francisco 49ers on it, so it's a nice remembrance of our move to California. My son also has a purple dinosaur he uses for a piggy bank. My husband & I put all of our spare change in ours... especially pennies, nickles & dimes, sometimes I will throw in a few quarters if I have tons of them in my purse weighing it down. We usually like to save our quarters though for the parking meters, etc. There are a lot of those around this area unfortunately as parking is usually at a premium.
@vinay049 (1839)
• India
2 Mar 08
in my bank account i think everyone should save something which can be more helpful in future and can be enjoyed by that money in future
@r1mp2ge (263)
• Ukraine
2 Mar 08
I didn't mean a bank account i meant a piggy bang where you store your change..
@SHAMRACK (8533)
• India
25 Jun 08
Dear friend, I have one and every month I put Rs.5 coin whenever I get one. I just put in and every end of year I take all these would buy some thing for my parents. I had this practice from my school days onwards whenever I get pocket money I used to put few coins in that. Later in the end of year I would open or break it to find what can I buy as a present to my parents or may be some one special to me.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
3 Mar 08
No, I do not use. its not that I have never thought about it, but I am unable to do it. I end up spending too much at a time. Its also not that i buy on impulse, but at times there are so many burdens on me that i need to tackle.Its woiset way to save money I guess.
• United States
3 Mar 08
I actually use one of those little electronic atm's for kids but anyways, it still does the trick.