Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Money Savvy Pig Review and Giveaway



Hi Neighbors,

I thought I would go ahead and add this review and giveaway now as we will be traveling the next couple of days, and I am not sure of having internet availability. This review is from Money Savvy Generation (Helping Kids Get Smart About Money)

I have to tell you I stumbled on this company while on the internet and wrote them regarding a review and giveaway. I was interested by what I saw on their website, but since seeing the Money Savvy Pig and the Cash Cache, A Beginning Personal Finance Organizer, I am now impressed. I have noticed and I am sure others have too, that our youth of today oftentimes have little knowledge of how to handle finances. We have become a very credit oriented society. I want my children to know how to budget their money, plan ahead with their finances, and know how to save and invest. Money Savvy Generation has many items to help instill some of this knowledge in your child.

Both of these items would be great for any child, but I especially recommend them to homeschoolers. Money Savvy Pig is divided into 4 sections: save, spend, donate, and invest; each a separate compartment with openings in each foot when it comes time to remove the money. Each section has a spot for a little label to add so you can individualize them for each child. Money Savvy Pig comes in six color choices, and they carry a cow and football bank. This is recommended for ages 4-11. They also have a program you can use at home called Money Savvy Kids @ Home .

I was able to review the Cash Cache too. This is for children ages12-16. My husband likes this so much that he wants to order 2 more for our other children. This binder includes a handbook on how to use the Cash Cache, small pockets inside to hold bankcards etc., 4 zippered pockets labeled Save, Invest, Spend, and Donate, Goal Sheets, Spending Diary for the Week, along with a few others. There is a combination lock to close the binder.

We are presently working with these two items, but as I said plan on acquiring a couple more. These products would be great to teach any child about their finances. Please visit the company and check out their other products and information they have available, like the Money Savvy U.

Here is a little information from their site:
"I am Susan Beacham and I have a dream. I am the mother of two girls. I was also a private banker, who repeatedly saw in my professional life how painful and difficult it was for my adult clients to deal with even the most basic concepts of personal finance. In 1999 I decided to do something about this and co-founded Money Savvy Generation with my husband, Michael.
My dream is to teach money management basics to elementary school aged children, a segment of our educational system virtually untouched because of the perceived complexity of the subject matter. Stated differently, I wanted to get "out in front" of money management behavior before bad habits set in. To start to make my dream come true I went into my local schools on a volunteer basis to teach my "Mrs. Money Talks Money" eight week curriculum. Armed with my Money Savvy Pig and motivating experiences with these school children, along with the responsibility I felt toward my own children, the Money Savvy Kids Basic Personal Finance Curriculum came into existence.
We have taken the time and made the effort in the development phase of our products to optimize them. Optimization is not just about making sure something "works" right, but also making sure our products touch kids emotionally and change their behavior. We started as, we remain, and we will always be a mission driven company.
In the years since I first taught this on a volunteer basis we have grown as a company. We're still family owned, but our reach has increased significantly. The Money Savvy Pig has been distributed around the globe and the Money Savvy Kids Basic Personal Finance Curriculum is now taught in one or more districts in 26 states. The Money Savvy Pig is sold to parents and other adults with a special child in their lives in all 50 states and Canada. My dream is becoming reality, but Money Savvy Generation has only scratched the surface. If you share my dream, we would welcome the opportunity to partner with you in helping kids get smart about money."

I enjoyed sharing the Money Savvy Pig At the Fence.

The best news is yet to come though. One neighbor will win their own Money Savvy Pig. Just follow the directions.

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit the Money Savvy Generation site, come back and tell me something you learned. This must be done before you may complete any other entries. You do not have to have a blog to enter, but you must leave a valid email so I can contact you if you win. This Giveaway will end 2/10 at 11:59 pm CST. I will use Random.org to choose the winner. The winner will have 48 hrs. to respond to the email, or another winner will be chosen.

REMEMBER TO COMPLETE THE MANDATORY ENTRY FIRST!

Other ways to enter:

1. Blog about this giveaway. Come back and leave the link in a comment. (2 entries so comment twice.)

2. Follow this blog. Leave a comment to let me know you did this. If you already follow leave a comment to let me know.

3. Tweet about this giveaway. Leave the link in your comment. You may do this once a day. Leave one comment per Tweet.

4. Subscribe to my blog. Leave a comment to let me know that you did. Or if you are already a subscriber comment and let me know.

DISCLOSURE: I did not receive any Monetary Compensation for this review. I did receive product to review. All quotes are taken from the Money Savvy Generation Website. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

59 comments:

rubynreba said...

For teens they have a cash cache beginning personal finance organizer
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Missy said...

I thought it was cool that their Money Savvy Kids Club Series was the winner of the 2009 EIFLE Award.

Tabathia said...

they sell more 4 chamber banks than anyone else in the world.

Tabathia said...

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Anonymous said...

I learned that they also carry a book series called "Money Savvy Kids Club". Thanks for the chance!
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Anonymous said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect.
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Anonymous said...

I'm an email subscriber.
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Laura said...

I learned that the Money Savvy generation provides support to schools!

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I'm a follower!

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I'm a subscriber!

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Elsie Gibbs said...

I went to the website, and the templates download for the teens is something that I'll use :D What a great site. I'd like to get many items to help our family.

Ms. Elsie
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Shelly said...

I read the fiscal responsibility for parents section...I think this is a great idea to teach our children about financial responsibility. I also loved ready about the money pigs TALES section :)

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Elsie Gibbs said...

Well here's my first of two for having blogged about this giveaway Ms. Lori. I have to admit, that I don't understand the two for this entry.

I've blogged :D
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Elsie Gibbs said...

I've blogged about it :D

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Elsie Gibbs said...

I follow this blog!! And am always facinated with your giveaways.

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Elsie Gibbs said...

I'm already a subscriber to your blog. Though I do prefer the following option. Subscriptions always seem to be a day after you've blogged. Is there a way to change that?

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Anonymous said...

I found out that they have templates for teens, this the best thing to me because teens always seem to be the ones that use up their money fastest. They need to learn to save and donate some of that money for a bigger purpose.

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Jennifer said...

They also sell a Money Savvy Cow and football!

Jennifer said...

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Jennifer said...

I entered your Jess' Bee Natural giveaway

Missy said...

I'm a follower.

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Coupon Teacher said...

Money Savvy Pig piggy bank helps children explore such topics as the history of money, where does money come from, the importance of earning money and, of course, the four basic money management choices: Save, Spend, Donate and Invest. Thanks for the giveaway!

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RR said...

I learned that their Money Savvy Kids Club Series was the winner of the 2009 EIFLE Award. I like how it teaches kids about how to manage their money. Great product!

bison61 said...

the money savvy kids basic personal fiance curriculum is now taught in one or more districts in 26 states

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Anonymous said...

This have a list of local stores that sell their products, but none in North Dakota!
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Jessica said...

I learned that this piggy bank is award-winning...

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skgaff said...

I learned that Money Savvy Generation provides support for schools to teach personal finance that otherwise couldn't afford it.
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Laura said...

I learned that the closest retailer to me is Grand Crazy in Minnetonka, MN.

Laura said...

I follow your blog.

Laura said...

I tweeted:
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Laura said...

I'm a subscriber.

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1/28 tweet:
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Annie Shaw said...

I am a homeschool mom, and agree that this would be wonderful for my kids! I really liked the allowance contract that they provided. What a neat idea. If I don't win, I will probably have to go buy one of these, as it is just so great!

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ColleenMarie82 said...

I like that this product was designed by a mom and a professional, that usually means it is going to be useful and practical.

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silverhartgirl said...

I learned that they were featured in USA Today

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debbiejackson said...

I learned they support schools and donate budgeting materials.

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Prpldy said...

learned money savvy pig won several awards:
2002 Parents' Choice Gold Award
2008 NAPPA Gold Award
2008 Creative Child Award

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