do you still save with your piggy bank?

coin banks - piggy banks for saving

BABOO is not here.
Philippines
April 26, 2008 4:12am CST
I have this one piggy bank which I name BABOO. He is a small piggy bank that only accepts five peso coin [philippine money] or greater amount of coins. The reason behind this is that he is too small, a matter of 4 inches high only. He has no hole at the bottom just as not to tempt me from getting some coins from it. Coin banks teach us the value of saving money. It also shares with us the appreciation of goal setting and delayed gratification. I love coin banks even when I was a child. I love the idea of saving. It's like the law of mylot, no pain, no gain. HAHAHAHAHAHA Share your childhood or even present memories with your piggy banks. :)
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18 responses
@Candee (530)
• India
26 Apr 08
I do have a piggy bank. This one my teacher gifted me when I was quite young. I just love the look of it and still put coins into it whenever I manage to save out. It does have a lock at the bottom but once emptied I give the key to my aunt, in safe hands so that even if I am tempted I cannot have the money. Thanks.
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• Philippines
27 Apr 08
wow your piggy bank must be expensive for having a key! I haven't got any coin banks with a key.. but that is a nice idea to give it to someone so as not to tempt you hehehe
• Singapore
27 Apr 08
No, not anymore. Even when I was young, I didn't find a piggy bank too useful. Nowadays, it is so inconvenient if you want to deposit coins anyway. I try to use them all up lol. And over here, they even charge you for depositing coins. So why the heck do I want to deposit coins? So as long as I get them in loose change, I try to "get rid" of them where possible.
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• Philippines
27 Apr 08
hello wizzy! oh maybe that is because you are in Singapore and I am in the Philippines. Coins have great value here hehehe :D
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• Singapore
27 Apr 08
They do?
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• Philippines
27 Apr 08
yep. absolutely. the common motto here is "you can't have one peso if you don't have 25 centavos."
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@joimarquez (1840)
• United States
28 Apr 08
i dont have a piggy bank in my house but i do have a coin can. i put all the coins i have in my pocket every time i get home. last month i got it full and went to coinstar, it was 620 dollars. didnt know ive saved up that much.
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• Philippines
29 Apr 08
wow! that's a big sum of money.. it only proves that saving is really fun and amazing!
• United States
28 Apr 08
i dont have a true piggy bank i have a water jug
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• Philippines
28 Apr 08
ah so you mean you put your coins in a water jug? hehe I think it's a unique idea of yours. ;)
@longbangod (1791)
• Philippines
27 Apr 08
I don't have piggy bank anymore. Though I used to have it when I was a child. Now I am encouraging my kids to keep their own piggy banks. I also find it necessary for them to learn how to save money.
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• Philippines
27 Apr 08
that's the right attitude.. teaching your children to save is one of the best learnings I have. :)
• China
27 Apr 08
i just can;t remeber did i got one piggy bank or not? i got bad memory. you words bring me a lot good child things which forget long time ago. lol
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• Philippines
27 Apr 08
thanks for the compliment. I guess you really don't have a bad memory since you can recall some of your childhood memories while reading my post. maybe its just that you don't have a piggy bank hehehe
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
27 Apr 08
Yes, I do have a piggy bank in which I save my dollar coins - it's actually a dollar tree, and holds $100 when full. Once I reach the top, I take it down to the bank and deposit it in my account - and then start again! It's surprising how it mounts up quickly. I love to save.
• Philippines
27 Apr 08
yes. every money that is inside our coin banks are really surprising coz every time we save for it, it always get full sooner than expected HAHA
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@timou87 (1643)
• Singapore
27 Apr 08
well i dont really use piggy bnks anymore as my main mode of saving, but i do have a small box in which i collect all my loose change and change them for notes at the end of every week. the savings are quite substantial!
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• Philippines
27 Apr 08
Yes. they are really substantial and I think even if I get old, I will still love to save money on a piggy bank hehehe maybe a collection of coin banks would be great. HAHAHA
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
27 Apr 08
Don't have any piggy bank, but I still manage to save some of the change. I have a cabinet, I put them inside my drawer. But I do remember having those bamboo-coin banks we have as a kid, we only get to open them every December and spend it on what we like to buy. It was an annual tradition, fun and also teaches us to value money and spend it on what it's worth.
• Philippines
27 Apr 08
Oh yes I also have a thing inside my cabinet where I put some coins that I see here in our house, it's just that, those coins are antique hehehehe..
@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
27 Apr 08
Good day Mskz! Baboo is really cute, the minimum amount it can accept is roughly about 12 post in myLot at the current exchange. I'll sure get my kids two of these to teach them the value of money.
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• Philippines
27 Apr 08
Ola! I agree. Piggy banks are really a good way to teach your kids on how to handle, save and value money. ;)
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
Yes, i still have. I save in it the new coins i have and all kinds of coins can be saved. I can't hold it because it is too heavy.
@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
29 Apr 08
I still have the little piglets at home but I no longer fed them. Three are already full and I am using a pair as paper weights. LOL. My niece uses them to exercise her little biceps and training the piglets to stand on twos.
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@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
28 Apr 08
No I don't! But I should! I used to have a big jar I saved in..
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@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
27 Apr 08
I dont have a piggy bank but i call it the lucky purse i always save a lot of penny.. and exchange them on the right time to make bills.
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@Sir_bobby88 (8245)
• Singapore
27 Apr 08
Well i still do put my change into my piggy banks at time yea but of course most of my money will still be in the bank yea .
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• United States
27 Apr 08
I never used an actual pig for a bank. I don't know why, other than no one ever gave me one, but that's how it went. Currently I have a Jack Daniel's Downhome Cooler gallon glass bottle that I collect coins in. My husband collects coins. Every time I get change, he goes through it, chooses the coins he wants, and we put the remainder in to the glass jar. My oldest son has Scooby Doo tin for his coins. My oldest daughter has a ceramic snow man. My youngest daughter has a big pig. My youngest son has a little pig and a bear. I encourage the coin saving simply because it teaches a good habit, saving for a rainy day. After all, coins are hard to just go out and spend. They are heavy and cumbersome. It's nice to watch them accumulate however, it's very visable and reassuring to watch your money "grow" as the coins multiply.
@Elixiress (3893)
10 May 08
I have a piggy bank well more of a frog bank (it is shaped as a frog) and I call it "Freddy Frog" my Mam puts my pocket money in it from my Uncle which is about £1 a week or fortnight, so if I am running short of money I remember about it and have a little bit extra. This usually happens when I want to go over the town and I am trying to collect all the change hanging around the house.
@busta1baby (1239)
• United States
27 Apr 08
nope i never have..lol