Congratulations to Thadeous who writes at www.geek-cred.com who is the winning entry for the gold bullion bar coin bank and the $25 in cash to put in it in the piggy bank giveaway we had last week here on Money Q&A!
Not only did Thadeous’ story resinoate with me and remind me a lot of myself, it was also a really cool idea. Here is what he wrote me below in an email…
I use an old Illy espresso container. It’s huge so when it’s full I know I have a ton of cash in it. One year when it was about 70% full I used it to buy all my Christmas gifts. It really made my end of the year easy to manage not having to worry about how much I was going to spend and what I might have to give up that month. It is also pretty loud when I throw cash in there, but the tone changes as I throw more in. The *klang* sound it makes when it is empty is loud and metallic and it becomes lower and softer as I have more money in it. It’s motivating to hear the loud *klang* and exciting to hear the soft low sound it makes when it’s full.
Here is a video (staring yours truly that I thought that you might like that gives a tip why saving money in a piggy bank is so important.
Thanks to everyone who participated in this giveaway. Be sure to keep on the lookout for more great giveaways here on Money Q&A. There are a few more copies of Dave Ramsey’s bestselling book, “The Total Money Makeover” right around the corner.