Saturday, February 06, 2010

small change

Saving small change or the ability to be consistent with a small change on a regular basis is key to setting up not only good habits but to produce results. Setting up a system in order to see results by focusing on small changes in our behavior.

It is so crucial to teaching wee ones the importance of saving. Do you save change or have a "piggy bank?" A weekly trek to the bank with "small change" can add up over time. How many of you involve a wee one around you in the art of saving for a rainy day? Were you taught that pennies make dollars or are you waiting for pennies from heaven?

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7 comments:

SPLENDEROSA said...

What an adorable photo! Small change. Majorly important topic.
Baby steps, baby steps, baby steps
(from the movie "What About Bob?"
I will keep this in front of me.
Have a great weekend. Marsha

Karena said...

From the time I was a child we had to save 10% of our allowance and babysitting $/in the boys case cutting lawns in the neighborhood( and believe me it was a very small amount as I am the eldest of eight!) It would always be a surprise when taken to the bank!

Debra said...

I save all of my change and then take it to the change counter at the grocery twice a year. In the spring it was over $90.00 and right after the holidays it was about $78.00. We like to teach E and J about the importance of always putting something away for the future. It' s good habit that our parents taught both of us.

vanya'sArt said...

Two years ago i started putting the change from my change jar in a savings account and I already saved over $500 for rainy days.I try to teach my daughter/7/ to save but still with not much success.

Maria Killam said...

Awww that baby is so beautiful. I have been thinking a lot about saving lately, I am not a good saver but I need to learn!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

My dad used to put his change in jugs when I was growing up....It really accumulated and he told my sister and I if we sorted it he'd take us to the bank to get it counted and we could have it. Imagine our surprise when we each ended up with $1,200. I think my Dad was in as much shock as we were.... We had fun with our first purchase of stock with our loot.

Traci Zeller Designs said...

This photo is just adorable! My 3 year old twin boys are already gainfully employed, and every week they earn $1 from our neighbor for taking the recyclables to the end of the driveway in their little motorized John Deere Gator. :-) They love to put their dollars in their polka-dotted Tiffany & Co. piggy banks (given to them by a dear friend as baby gifts).