Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Money Savvy Generation


I added this photo of a shelf in the boys' room to Flickr over the weekend, and immediately received questions about the bank. We got this bank for the boys a few years ago after seeing it featured in Parents Magazine. The company, Money Savvy Generation, was founded by a former investment banker/mom who wanted to inspire families to teach their children about money management. Check out the impressive website and accompanying resources!

I guess spring isn't here quite yet; we were startled to wake up Monday morning to this!


Not much snow, but snow nonetheless. Our buckets were still out on the deck from a recent trip to the beach. Those of you in other parts of the country may be amused to know that this snow necessitated school starting two hours late.

19 comments:

Debra said...

My Dad use to say- "develop good study habits and proper money management and you'll do alright"!
Pretty good words I'd say. Love the recent changes to your site. I'll check out your inspirations.

pve design said...

Lecia,
oh you are such a brilliant mom teaching your boys wisely, saving for a rainy or snowy day.
We have envelopes with the same words, but that bank is one smart little piggy.
Those buckets are precious.
pve

ps, love the new site design change.

KPiep said...

How funny! I had just seen those pigs on daytime tv recently, but had completely forgotten all of the pertinent info so that I could get a couple. Thank you!

preppyplayer said...

Never to early to teach about spending. Love that the largest part of the pig is designated for donations.

Your February is our April :) Warm with spots of cold and sometimes snow!

Ina J Offret said...

The little white bunny in the cubby under the pipe cleaners is just adorable!! The bank is a great lesson for young minds, especially in our changing economy. xo

Ms. Wis./Each Little World said...

The inspirations most definitely are! Thanks for getting my day off to such a lovely start. The bank reminds me of when we were little and had savings accounts with passbooks!

Paul Pincus said...

great post!

ps i love the piggy bank ... it's so brilliant ; )

Vanessa said...

I need a piggy bank like that!
Btw, I made the mustard roasted fish from the new Barefoot Contessa book. If you haven't tried it yet, it's really good and very fast!

please sir said...

The bank is so cute - what a great idea too!

hmstrjam said...

love that little white buuny! love steiff! we've got a brown hare - kind of like durers.

Joyce said...

I have seen this bank before and think it is a wonderful way to start young the relationship with money. Thanks Lecia. Enjoy your day! xoxo

nicola said...

thank you for the money bank list. i started a similar inspiring list on my blog recently, as my regular blog roll list got soooo long! i have discovered the love of a blog reader!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

nicola said...

oops, that should say money bank LINK!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Vanessa: I have made - and love! - that recipe, a couple of times. I was actually going to post it a while back, but my husband said the picture looked disgusting. Oh well :)

Thimbleina said...

We have a saving system a bit like this for the kids but ours are in Bonne Maman jars. When the jars get full we have a count up and bank or donate

Elissa said...

love the shot of the pails! you are making me feel guilty ;-) about my "inspiration" section... i never do anything with it.... but i LOVE that rainbow cake... so stinkin fun!!!

heidi said...

Funny that my 401k is currently in the same general area as the investments on the piggy bank! ;-)

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Heidi: you are so funny!

Thanks everyone for visiting. xo

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I just love that piggy bank! I think we grownups could use it on our shelves, too! :-)