iPhone Photography | The Three Little Pigs

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A few weeks ago my son started begging to buy more football cards. Nothing new. I’d heard it a million times since he’s become quite obsessed with collecting them. It wasn’t until he wanted to drop a $20 bill on a box of cards that something in me snapped. I couldn’t take it anymore and put an end to it by buying him and his sisters all piggy banks. From that point forward any money earned or gifted started going straight into the bank. They can each crack open their banks when they turn 16-ish and want to buy cars.

Somewhere in this process I got to wondering … do you make your kids save their money?

three little piggy banks

And of course they each got to pick out their own piggy banks with Mattison’s being the football pig (no surprise there), Kaydee’s being the princess pig (again no surprise) and Emma, being the totally unique kiddo she is, didn’t even want a pig and picked out a puppy.

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  1. I love the piggy banks your kids picked out. My little guy is too young to save but when he’s older I do plan on teaching him the value of saving money.

  2. I love those piggy banks! My kids were really good at saving when they were younger. These days they tend to spend any money they get on clothes, music or snacks!

    • Oh gosh, my son has recently been asking for iTunes gift cards but he’d still rather spend it all on football cards.

  3. Bobbie says:

    Cute! I love how their personalities come through in their banks!

  4. Love the piggy bank choices!

  5. I love those banks! Where did you get them?

    To a point I make them save. If Hunter gets a lot of money for his birthday, I’ll have him put a % in the bank and he can spend the rest. I try to do it with allowance, but that never works.

  6. LOL I love the princess piggy bank!

  7. Love them! Hunter has the puppy piggy bank. His name is Rufus. :P

  8. Cute piggy banks! I especially love the Princess one :)!

  9. They get to save 1/3, spend 1/3 and give 1/3. They usually end up giving and saving more than they spend, though.

  10. My kids can earn money for spending but all money gifted goes right in the bank. Johnny has gotten smart and started asking for gift cards.

  11. What a great idea! I love the banks that they chose. They will love these for years to come. I haven’t been very faithful in helping my kids to save their money. I need to get a lot better.

  12. Good idea! i really need to get piggy banks for my kiddos too.

  13. lol, too funny! we have the dinosaur bank and a monkey “pig” that he puts money he finds in…

    would love for you to stop over ;

  14. Those are super cute!
    Our kids are all 5 and under but I feel the money talk coming soon with the 5 year old!

  15. I’ve tried helping Jake save his money, but it’s hard when he really wants something. He’s almost 16 though, so I do try to encourage him to wait to make purchases and find good deals.

    • Yeah, I’m sure trying to talk a 16 y/o out of spending money isn’t fun. I just keep reminding Matt in a few years he’ll want a car and I won’t be buying it, he will.

  16. super cute banks! And yes, we put spare change in Violet’s piggy bank too.

  17. Maryann says:

    We have several of those banks and they do save their money.

  18. I love those!! I want a princess pig bank!

  19. Those are awesome!

  20. Both our girls save money. The oldest is more of a saver though.

  21. That’s a great idea!

    We let Kaila collect all the change around the house. She turned it all in last year and got $47. We then saved that money to make room and get rid of the change.

    I love their “piggies”

  22. Aw, how adorable are those piggy (and doggy) banks! Personally, I’d totally be with Emma on this one and go for the dog :)

    I think it’s important to teach your kids about money-Saving it, managing it, etc.