Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Money Savvy Pig Review and Giveaway! - CLOSED!

Teaching our kids about money should start early! Kids need to learn that mommy and daddy must go to work to make money and that everything costs money. I have been teaching my kids this from very early on! I started giving Bella an allowance when she was 4 and 1/2. She still gets a small allowance and I like to teach her how to spend some and save some. Bella received a Money Savvy Pig to try out and so far I'm happy with her results! Before having the Money Savvy Pig, I had neglected to teach her about investing and what it means. We have set up goals with Bella about how much money she needs to set aside in each category before she can spend money on a new toy. (Believe me this is not hurting her in any way... you should see how many toys she already owns!)

I love the fact that this bank has four slots, one for each: SPEND, SAVE, DONATE, and INVEST. These are all important categories for kids to divide their money. We have decided that once the INVEST slot is full that we will add it to her college fund! We have been teaching her how important her education is and that college will cost a large sum of money!

I think that the Money Savvy Pig is an invaluable tool for our children. I wish I would have learned more about the importance of saving for the future when I was younger. If I had, I might be in a better financial situation now as an adult.

More About the Money Savvy Pig:

One slot piggy banks have been around for....centuries. But the world has changed. Now we have a highly sophisticated financial system, a system whose complexity has outstripped the ability of most adults, many of whom grapple with credit card debt, even bankruptcy.

Personal finance education needs to start young. How? With the same universally loved childhood toy, the piggy bank....but with a 21st century twist! The Money Savvy Pig piggy bank has four chambers, one for each of the four money management choices a child should be taught from the time they are small. They are SAVE, SPEND, DONATE, and INVEST.

Savings Spree iPhone App:


Savings Spree is a fun App with a serious lesson for children ages 7 and up (younger children can play too with a little help from mom and dad or an older sibling). The game teaches kids how the daily lifestyle choices that they make can add up to big savings or big expenses, depending on how they choose to spend (or not spend) their money. Savings Spree shows kids that they can SAVE their money for short term goals (like a bike or an MP3 player), SPEND wisely by making more frugal decisions, DONATE to others or INVEST money so it will grow to meet future needs like a college education.



BUY IT:

You can purchase Money Savvy Generation products here.



WIN IT:

Thanks to Money Savvy Generation, one lucky Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy reader will win a Money Savvy Pig of their own! (US Residents Only)

You MUST be a follower of Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy via Google Friend Connect (located at the right) for your entry to count. And you MUST include your email address with each entry.

Mandatory Entry:

Follow Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy via Google Friend Connect. AND Leave a comment about why you'd like to win this. (both combined = 1 entry)

That's all you have to do! But, if you'd like to receive extra entries you can:

-Like Money Savvy Generation on Facebook here. (1 entry, include your ID)

-Leave a comment on Money Savvy Generation's Facebook Wall about what you think of their Savings Spree iPhone App. (2 entries)

-Check out Susan Beacham's Blog, the founder of Money Savvy Generation and comment on one of her blog posts. (2 entries)

-Follow Susan Beacham on Twitter here. (1 entry, include your ID)

-Like Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy on Facebook here. (1 entry, include your ID)

-Follow Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy on Networked Blogs. (1 entry, include your ID)

-Follow Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy on Twitter here. (1 entry, include your ID)

-Tweet this giveaway. (1 entry daily, include the link)

-Enter another Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy giveaway. (1 entry for each giveaway entered)

-Post the Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy button (located at the right) on your blog. (5 entries, leave me a link)


Please include your email address with EACH entry. If you don't have your email attached to your comment, I won't be able to contact you if you win! Post a separate comment for each entry (if it says 3 entries, post 3 separate comments.)

This giveaway ends June 29, 2011 at 11:59 pm. Good luck!

* Lucky winner or winners will be selected through True Random Number Generator.* If your profile page does not show your email address, please include your email address in your comment. For example: adventuresofathriftymommy@gmail.com -- so that I may get in touch with you if you are selected as the giveaway winner. * Each giveaway winner has 48 hours to respond to my email about getting the awesome giveaway prize to him/her. If the winner does not reply to my email within 48 hours, I will choose another winner using the True Random Number Generator. * I do contact each winner via email

Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours. Because I do not directly ship most giveaways from my home, I cannot be held liable for lost or not received products.

154 comments:

Cheryl said...

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GFC. I think it is a great idea for kids to see where there money is and have long and short term goals!!!

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Michelle said...

I'd like to win this for my nephew because I think that he needs to learn about saving (hope my sis isn't reading this)!

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damiesmom said...

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lewalk said...

I would love to win as a gift for a niece or nephew to help them learn to save better than their Aunt Leah. I wish my daughter was younger and I had this now. I didn't teach her well and I regret it. GFC follower as lewalk.

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Kris said...

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Rachel said...

This is an awesome tool to teach children about money

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Kate said...

Following on GFC. I wish that I'd had something like this when I was a child. It's never too early to teach responsible finances.

Madeline said...

Follow you via GFC: MadelineJ

I would love to win this because I think its a fantastic money management tool!


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Madeline said...

I liked Money Savvy Generation on facebook


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Madeline said...

Left a comment on Money Savvy's wall!!

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Mandy said...

I follow on GFC and would love to start teaching my daughter how to manage her money!
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sueparks2003 said...

Follow AOATM on GFC and I would like to win this as my son struggles with the concept of saving.
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Liz said...

I follow you on gfc
I'd love to win one because I love the lesson it teaches about being responsible with money. My older daughter already has one (and love it) and I would love to win one for my baby due in August

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janetfaye said...

I follow you on GFC - janetfaye

I would like to win this to teach my grandson about saving money and spending.

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Heather R said...

I follow Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy via Google Friend Connect and would love to win this for my daughter so I can teach her to manage her money properly.

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Heather R said...

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jadavis said...

I am a follower (jadavis42) and I would like to win this because I feel that money management is something that is not taught as much as it should be and I LOVE the part for donations!
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Gianna said...

I'm a GFC follower (Gianna).
My email is in my profile.
I'd love it for my kids.

Gianna said...

I entered the Zebra Pen giveaway.