Friday, August 29, 2008

"Monkey" Bank




It's time for my money counting again. Well, normally I'll have my money counting session at least twice per year. :) Then I'll pass the coins to my dad to exchange it with fishmonger in the wet market.

I keep my saving habit since I was a little kid. After I got to know my hubby, I influence him to drop his coins into my monkey bank everyday before he took off his pants. :P I would say majority of the coins collected now are contributed by hubby. Although the amount accumulated in the piggy bank is not much, but this is the healthy habit that I want to passed on to the next generation. Dedicate an attractive piggy bank to the child in order to capture her/his attention to assist the child to start on the saving culture.

Looking at the monkey bank, see the logo printed on its tummy? It was a free gift gave by the BHL Bank when my parents opened a saving account for me. The bank shutdown quite a long time ago. I can't recall whether it was taken over by other bank or had stopped operations.

7 comments:

mekurukito said...

the monkey bank is so cute!! happy merdeka! (:

cc said...

I have a 'hog' bank on my bedside too. A habit I inherited from my parents. Those coins come in very handy.

Imelda said...

My kids have their lata bank, too or tin cans and they deposit the contents in their bank account when it gets full.

Little Inbox said...

Nana, Happy Merdeka to you too!

CC, my monkey bank is just beside me bed too. :)

imelda, good habit!

Wai Wai said...

We had one.... like you, all belongs to hubby.. we don't give any money to the kids at this point of time... when the container gets full... it goes into hubby's account :( maybe we will start one soon once Michelle enters primary 1..

Little Inbox said...

Wai Wai, you should. Just bring her to shop for her piggy bank just before she enter Standard one next year.

Little Inbox said...

Wai Wai, one point to add on. The coins are contributed by hubby, but the money will go into my pocket eventually. Hahaha...