When was the last time you had a "piggy bank"?

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Philippines
April 2, 2007 2:15pm CST
A few cents when accumulated in time can make some amount of money. That was what my parents have always told me when I was still a young man in my elementary years. My mom would always buy me a piggy bank or money box every start of the school yeah so I could spare some coins from my allowance, and I just loved it when I got good savings when we opened my piggy bank at the end of the school year.:P And I did it until I graduated high school.:P It was a great training I learned from my parents and I thanked them for instilling the value of saving and spending wisely. And now that I'm working for my own money, I do know the value of every cent and always make it a point to put some amount for my savings account every month. Have you also gotten some piggy banks when you a kid? Do you have a set time before breaking open it or you just break your piggy banks whenever you feel like to? Do you sometimes insert money bills on it or just coins? When was the last time you got one like this? And if you are a parent now, would you do the same thing, like buying your child a piggy bank and training him to save even the smallest cent? do share your thoughts.:)
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@lifetalk (681)
• Pakistan
2 Apr 07
Well, I used to have a piggy bank when i was young. ANd i was like, always told by my parents that saving even a few cents a day could grow into something big someday. Although the piggy bank i had was the kind where you could actually open it without having to break it. So, I never managed to make that 'big amount'.. that's because I would save, and spend at times, so, it was more like, saving and then spending it when i felt i needed it! It felt great to have it, to see all those coins in that box, gleaming back at you!
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• Philippines
2 Apr 07
True, at least by the time you needed to buy something or spend for something, you don't have to ask your mom for it. :P
• Philippines
2 Apr 07
The last time I had a piggy bank when I was in my senior year in high school. Would you believe I only broke my piggy bank during that year? I mean, the coins and paper bills stored in it were my savings since I was still a freshman. It was actually very very big, that one can't really afford to carry it. THat was actually my reward for myself for making through high school life. With that money, I was able to buy new pair of shoes, jeans and shirts as well. If I'm not mistaken, that was a total of 6, 380 pesos all in all. :)
• Philippines
2 Apr 07
WOW! that must be a very big piggy bank! I wonder if I can keep a piggy bank that long...lol
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
2 Apr 07
Well I still have a piggy bank. I just put some change in there and let it grow just the other day I was counting them to see how much I have saved. I saved a lot but didn't finished the count I got tired of counting so I put it back in the piggy bank. In case I need some change I know where to find them.
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• Philippines
2 Apr 07
LOL your piggy bank must be pretty big, aprilgirl that you feel tired counting all your coins in it.. :P
@samrat16 (2442)
• India
2 Apr 07
I'm too old as people say now to have a piggy bank but I have to share something with you. Yeah ,yes, you got it right I still have my piggy bank with me . I still put coins in them whenever I'm back from office . Many a days when I have extra cash I put lot of money init for bad times. A such I'm very bad too as my wife has her piggy bank too and last two times I broke it and took all money and she was very upset lol .Thief is house hehehe.
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• Philippines
2 Apr 07
And you must be jailed for being the culprit.. LOL
@xnipher (544)
• Philippines
3 Apr 07
Piggy Bank?? I have lots of them in my room i think i have 5 here at my room.. i always fill it up with 25cents... so by the time i open it i count it one by one...
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@scorpius (1793)
• India
3 Apr 07
wheni was eleven years old and that was way way back.anyway i no longer use piggy banks of course.that saidi do think that this system for children is great and all that and should be encouraged at all levels! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piggy_Bank http://personalizedpiggybanks.com/store/index.php
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@ANITA2412 (117)
• India
3 Apr 07
hey hii rogen!i still have a piggy bank! infact i have 3 pigy banks!hehhee!one piggy bank is for the coins and the second one is my pocket money that my mom gives me and the third one is a piggy bank for my bf!the third piggy bank is really special to me!i start this third one in the starting of the year that is jan and my bf's bday is on december and by the time it is dec i really save a good substansial amount in the third piggy!;)infact this year because of the piggy bank that instilled in me a saving attitude and habit i managed to buy for him a sexy cell phone!and yaa i am still saving money for his next birthday in my favorite 3rd piggy bank!:)so people seriosuly start a piggy bank and you ill really wonder how much you manage to save!
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@sweetdesign (5151)
• United States
3 Apr 07
Yes I had piggy banks as a child and I have a milk jug in my room now for change and "mad" money. I have also instilled two principles in my daughter while raising her (she is 16 now) 1. 10% of everything goes to the church 2. 10% goes into saving. We rarely deviate from those principles. I let her take a partial withdrawl from the savings to buy things she wants. When I was growing up and my parents divorced when I was in the 8th grade and my dad started paying child support I would take half that and put it in the bank. I managed to save enough to buy a horse, put new tires on my mom's car and buy an electric typewriter and pay all the downpayments on my first apartment when I turned 18. The savings as a child most times carry over into adulthood. I still have a savings account and my milk jug.
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@mbizmom (237)
• United States
2 Apr 07
I spend my change too quickly to put it in a piggy bank, we have more of a change bowl that we keep by the front door. My son, however, has had a piggy bank since he was born. He loves putting change in it and nobody is allowed to get into his change. He also likes to take the money out of it, play with it for awhile, and then put it back. I think it's good to teach children the value of saving.
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• Portugal
2 Apr 07
I only got one of those when I was at age 10. And it was not a pig bang. It was a frog bank. I never used it too much. I didn't have much coins at the time. All the coins I have was to buy candies. I don't know if if the frog exists, but I got curious and tomorrow I'm going to search for it.
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
2 Apr 07
yep. they come in many forms actually. some are like ice cream in cones, or horses or just colorful boxes. and yep, the frog bank still exists. actually, i have one, too... color green. say that it brings good luck. hehe.
@mommyaiai (295)
• United States
3 Apr 07
When i'm still a kid my parent do that too.I remember before that we use a bamboo coz we cannot afford to buy a piggy bank.My father will make at the side of the bamboo,a small hole only just enough for the coins to fit in and if it is full we will just break it and make another one.Sometimes i broke it even if it is not full yet especially if i really need a money for school.It is really a big help espeacially if you are studying.This is also a big help for emergency.Yeah i would love to buy my kid a piggy bank someday,she still a baby right now.I really thank my parents for doing this.This is a good example for the children.
@Rexy_leigh (1189)
• Philippines
3 Apr 07
Oh yes, I had a couple of them when I was still a kid. The first time I started saving my allowance and put them on my piggy bank was when I was in third grade elementary. and the last time?..uuummm would you believe that I still have one now? yeah, i still have a piggy bank on my closet now..i put some coins and peso bills there though I also have a savings account at the bank. :P I just love dropping some coins there and feeling the weight increasing after a couple of weeks..lol
• India
3 Apr 07
I too do realise the importance of saving money....after all it would be urs only...in those times when you would actually be needing thm---so that u dun have to look at the thirf party to borrow it? right? but I since ever had been seein so many constraints FINANCIALLY--THAT COULD NBEVER EVER SAVE A PENNY....NOTHING AT ALL....
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
3 Apr 07
The last time I had a piggy bank was when I was 9 years old. It didn't actually look like a typical piggy bank, but rather had mechanical arms (gadgets) that would sort the coins into separate areas. Bills had their own area as well. I loved watching as the coins would go down, especially when I first got it as I had never seen a piggy bank like this before. It was so "cool!" LOL As a parent I have yet to get a piggy bank for either of my kids. Though I did write it down so that I can remember to look for one next time I go to Wal-Mart. Thanks for the reminder!
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
3 Apr 07
I still have many empty "piggy banks" at home. I bought it at the suggestion from my mum that she wants to save money for her each of her grandchildren. It was for her to "dump" the coins she had after doing the marketing. Personally, I do have and still keep the 2 piggy banks stuffed full to the brim. The pigs were fed with coins emptied from my pockets when I reached home daily after I started working. It tooks few years of effort and now the 2 pigs have upgraded to become paper weights and also dumbells for my nephews and nieces when they start to learn how to walk. I think it is a good learning material for the young ones :)
• Ireland
3 Apr 07
We have three "piggy banks" in our house at the moment. One we have is a jar which we throw all our loose change in at the end of the day. You wouldn't think it but the money that you get out of the change. We add it up and put it off bills every couple of weeks or so. The other two are like tin money boxes. One is for our son (19mths), we give him 5 euro every day or so, to stick in it and save. The other one is ours, we are going away on holidays in May, so we throw 10/20 euro in it every day, so by the time it gets to out holidays, we will have the spending money etc rather than saving it just weeks before we go.
@jep_toyo (1607)
• Philippines
3 Apr 07
i was still in grade school when i had my piggy bank. I Usually buy stuffs that i like with the money i earned from my savings in my piggy bank. It was fun to see how much i earned... lol
@dtar100 (13)
• Morocco
3 Apr 07
my, eveeeeeeeeer hav a "piggy bank"
@nicole6 (43)
• Philippines
3 Apr 07
way back in high school, i did not continue it anymore though..hehehe
@skydancer (1987)
• United States
3 Apr 07
I still have one of sorts... where I put any stray coins that are lying around!