Piggy Banks that Encourage Savings

MoneyTalk for Kids, others

Dear Everyone, I hope this post wouldn’t make anyone feel uncomfortable. Its another 31days before Allan gets his next pay check and we will be back to where we were before – the ‘breathable zone’. These 31 days, I’m just trying my best in every feasible way to make it less ‘suffocating’.

Ok, here goes…

I’m clearing these piggy banks, that make sounds/music when $ is inserted, at $10 each.

Keatkeat and Binbin have one each. Always love to see their enthusiasm in putting more coins and notes, just to hear their hippo ‘talk‘.

The retailers are selling them between $15-$20 in the market now.
There is another ebay retailer selling it at $20 each.
A shop in Jurong Point is selling at $39.90

They are:-
Extremely Light Weight
It is made from Compressed Foam
Exterior is coated with a layer of lacquer, hence it has the porcelain-finish look.

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COW – There are only 8pcs left for the Cow design.

HIPPO – The size of the box is 19cm x 20cm x 23cm. Let me know whether you prefer the PINK hippo or the GREEN hippo.

PIGGY – The size of the box is 15cm x 15cm x 20cm. Let me know whether you prefer the BLUE, PINK or the GREEN.

One Set of BATTERIES is INCLUDED.

Wholesale price will be given to purchases of 20 pieces and above.
You can ‘mix’ from the different characters

For overseas friends , I’ll let you know the cost involved in ‘flying’ them over to your place, once I have your location. You need not state your full address. I respect your privacy. I just need to know the country, state, town or city (at most) to get a quote from the courier company.

Then you can decide if you still want them. Only when you have decided to give the ‘green light’, then I’ll need your full address.

Email your location to me at angeline@allaboutyourchild.com

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Paying for your Mistake

Child, Handling Misbehaviour, MoneyTalk for Kids, Parenting

For the first time, we decided to allow the kids to have half the amount collected from the ‘Hong Baos’ during Chinese New Year.

Yes, they had bought themselves a present each using that amount. But today, I’m not going to blog about that.

Ever since the decision was made, I insisted that each of them keep record of the movement of their money using a ‘budget book’. A simple book for them to look back at how much was spend and on what.

If ever, there comes a time when they don’t have enough for what they want at a shop, they can look back and realise that they had spent on things that were not so ‘needed‘ or not so ‘desired‘ or ‘could have been avoided‘; like what I want to blog for today’s post.

Keatkeat broke this in the shop earlier today, when we were getting stuff for Binbin’s birthday goodies bag.

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As usual, his ‘itchy-flimsy‘ hands were meddling with it and it fell. The lady at the counter was trying to fix the wheel back, but failed. Allan and I told Keatkeat, “Keat, you have to pay for this now, because you broke it. We will pay for it first, but you’ll have to return the money to us from your piggy bank when we are home.” My 5 year old had no choice but to agree.

And so it was recorded.

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*Sigh* Guess what? Keatkeat did not pay for HIS mistake only, he paid for OURS too.

‘Cos the wheel was NOT BROKEN!!! It merely slipped off! Both of us didn’t take over the Sharpener to have a closer look at it ourselves, we looked at the cashier who tried very hard to put back the wheel for about 30 seconds and we ASSUMED that it was really broken. *slap slap*

Anyhow, we never had such a big and fanciful sharpener before. Keatkeat loved it anyway, kept sharpening all his pencils even though they were still prickly sharp. His only complain was “If only it was Blue Colour.” *faint*

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*Additional notes added on 25 march 7.09pm :

Me: “Keat, would you want to go back to the shop and change for a blue one?”
KK: “Don’t have blue! Only Pink and Green! I don’t like Green and even more don’t like Pink!”

(he had crystal-clear memory of what was on the shelf)

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