My first piggy bank was a shiny red plastic one, in the form of Colonel Sanders. It came free with purchase and my brother and I tossed a coin to see who would get it. I won. My brother got the drumstick instead.
Let’s face it – saving money can be boring. Even if it’s for something worthwhile. Like a new furnace. Or a trip to Rome.
There are tons of efficient ways to save money, most involving a pre-authorized amount automatically deducted from your bank account. While that system works really well, I find that being so detached from the process leaves me less motivated to do it – I want to see the cash (loads and loads of it, hopefully) stacking up.
Enter piggy banks. They can be practical, whimsical or sophisticated. Some may cost more money to purchase than they actually store. But using them is a surprisingly efficient way to turn your chachkas into coolness, all the while adding to your
Starbucks Emergency Fund.
Here’s a collection of my top 10 piggybanks for you: