I’ll admit that I’m a sucker for anything that involves saving more money whether that be an articles on ways to cut back or make wise money decisions. While I would never classify myself as cheap or frugal, I do enjoy a good deal and making smart money choices. For example, we’ve never taken out a loan to make improvements on our house but instead pay for them along the way. I think back to childhood and remember asking my Grandpa if he would let me count the massive amounts of change that he had accumulated in this gigantic red piggy bank for “fun”. I don’t know why but I loved the idea of counting money and trying to guess how much was in there. Growing up I was always careful with my money and was creative to find ways to make it so I could save more. I learned the value of money at a young age I’d like to instill these same kind values in my children. Chris Hayman, business entrepreneur and retail expert of Makes More Cents, wants to do the same.
According to Chris, he began Make More Cents out of his passion for saving early and often and his belief that every penny counts. He feels that saving money is a process, and if taught and encouraged at a young age, can be fun and lead to a life of financial security, even in today’s environment.
Make More Cents offers a variety of products, providing practical and fun tools that encourage the importance of saving money. From ceramic piggy banks, coin sorters, and books, to a savings and money management software program and “Create Your Own Bank Kit,” Make More Cents empowers parents to teach their children the value of saving. They learn skills such as money management, discipline and goal-setting, which translate into prudent spending habits and productive financial lives.
Chris sent me a fun and educational book entitled Pigs Will Be Pigs by Amy Axelrod. While this book is meant to help teach children the value of money and intended for the 5-8 age range, Lucian can certainly enjoy the story now and learn the money counting portion when he is a bit older. I like that this book will grow with him and I certainly enjoy the lesson of how money found around the house translates to a meal out for the family. Since Chris sent me two copies I plan to give the second copy to my eight year old nephew for Easter. He is autistic and has a very hard time learning how to grasp the concept of couting money. I think he will really enjoy this book!
Chris wants to help you teach your children the value of money and the importance of saving. He would like to give one of my readers their choice of any piggy bank on his website. There are a lot styles to choose from ranging from digital to classic to downright silly.
Visit Makes More Cents and tell me which bank you would choose if you won. Who would it be for?
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This contest will end on 4/28/09 at 11:59 pm CST. U.S residents only. The winner will be drawn via random.org and contacted the next day. Please be sure to leave me a way to contact you if it is not available in your profile. The winner will have 72 hours to respond before I draw another winner.