17/06/2015

Penelope's Piggy Bank


I've never been good with money I struggle with counting and keeping track of it all, saving is normally a huge struggle normally resulting in me giving up or loosing interest in it. If the money was in my bank account I'd eventually loose sight of the saving concept and it would get spent on everyday life, typical. I'd be a back to square one having to start saving all over again meaning in the long run I wasn't actually saving anything at all. Things were not working out this way. When I became pregnant I was so worried I wouldn't be able to sort myself out and finally become money sensible. When my mum bought Penelope a piggy bank I thought this might just work. It would be separate from our everyday money, it would be in Penny's bedroom so would be left alone and untouched. Plus it makes me smile every time I look up at it on the shelf it feels good to be putting away money for your baby. 

The piggy bank has been a god send ever since! I find it incredibly easy to save this way- I add £1's, 50p's, or notes here and there if I have any in my purse. Reese adds the same and together we accumulate a fair bit of money in it. Once it's been put into the piggy bank we do not open it until its feeling mighty full. 

Twice already we have saved well over £200 altogether in her piggy bank and it has bought or been put towards other things. We have been able to buy her high chair, Christmas presents, and the current money is going towards her birthday presents, and also her next car seat. Having money saving up over time takes off the pressure of having to fork out the cash on the spot all at one time. It doesn't affect your bank balance as harshly and for me it gives me relief knowing that we are always slowly saving towards something we might need to buy Penelope.

I think of it as she'll surprise us by starting to walk one day soon and we'll have to pop out to get her first walking shoes. It's comforting to know that the money you have saved up is there if need be to buy them if you've had a hard month where a surprise bill has eaten your bank balance.

I wanted to blog about this because it may be something as simple as a little piggy bank but it's been well worth it for us. It's saved us alot of hassle and is a huge comfort to me. You may not be a money saving master mind like me and be looking for a way to save some pennies. Why not try a saving pot or piggy bank like I did and see if it works for you!


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3 comments:

  1. Aw, I love this post. Nothing beats a good old fashioned piggy bank, does it? Jasmine has one too, although technically it's a 'doggy bank' because it's dog shaped. :) We've not opened it yet but it's getting pretty full. She's due a new car seat soon so I hope it will come in handy for that.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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    1. Honestly, its one of the best things we were given so far. Saved us so much money. Love the 'doggy bank' good alternative hehe! x

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    2. Honestly, its one of the best things we were given so far. Saved us so much money. Love the 'doggy bank' good alternative hehe! x

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