Monday, July 13, 2009

Giveaway: Feed the Pig CLOSED

One of the perks of being a mom blogger is sharing my life and thoughts with my readers. When I first started blogging I was doing a series called Money Savvy Mondays, where I would give money saving tips and ideas. I have told you before that I live on a monthly budget. My husband and I started this about 3 years ago, when we just could not figure out where our money went and why we had nothing left at the end of the month.


I just got asked to share with my reader a new site called Feed the Pig. After checking it out, I knew it was something that could be of use to everyone. If you don't have a savings now, you might want to get working on one. This site gives you tools to help you see how to save and how it is so totally worth it to do so.


In these tough economic times, people are starting to see that it is necessary to have some funds to fall back on. Feed the Pig encourages yound adults to ensure a solid financial future by giving them easy to follow tips on how to build their savings. In a study done, it was shown that my age group (low 30s) was carrying 70 cents of debt for every dollar of assets owned. That is scary!!!


It is work to save. You will have to tell yourself no a lot, but it will be worth it in the end. I like knowing that I have money to fall back on if we need. Give it a try, what do you have to lose.


To help you remember to save, Feed the Pig has offered two lucky readers a prize pack consisting of: a piggy bank, stress ball (money can be so stressful), key chain, and a weepul (I had to google this one, LOL, it is the little fuzzy thing with googley eyes and sticky feet). I think of the prize pack as a way to keep myself in check. Put away your extra change in the bank and then in a couple of months take it to the bank!


If you would like to win your very own Feed the Pig prize pack, just enter below.


How to Enter:
1) Visit Feed the Pig and tell me anything that you learned.


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Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on July 20th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to North American residents only.
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Renee

49 comments:

Leslie said...

I learned that you can Pick a personality similar to yours in Me Save? Then choose a set of spending habits you want to change or break and find out how much you can save over a month, a year or even 35 years!

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I have your button :)

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I requested to follow you on twitter [laughwithleslie] and I tweeted :)

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I blogged :)

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Rikki said...

I was surprised to find out how little I would have to set aside to pay off my debts!

mail4rosey said...

Make a budget and review it regularly. In order to develop your budget, keep all of your receipts for a month or two. That way you can get a realistic sense of where you are in your current spending.

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mogrill said...

I learned you can choose a personality close to yours! Thanks for the chance.
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RE said...

I learned how useful it is to plan out a budget and follow it!

Kimberly said...

I learned that, even if it seems taboo, it's good to talk to close friends about money so you can make smart entertainment and dinning choices together.

deedleweedle said...

I learned about making a budget and reviewing it regularly which I have never done.

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I learned you can get savings tips,that you can rate&comment on

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Marianna said...

I learned to eat a snack before going out to dinner. You'll spend less if you aren't starving.

erma said...

I had learned that you should make a budget and review it regularly.
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Amy said...

I learned how to plan the ultimate and practical- staycation

Gabriel J. said...

This would be great for my son whom I am teaching to save a penny at a time.

Egare1 said...

I learned that banking just 5% of our household income adds up to a lot more than I expected!

jjampm said...

I learned that you can pick a personality which was cool because it really helped personalize it. I love that web site! It motivates me to save and pick up pennies off the street :) They count!

jjampm said...

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Belinda M said...

I learned that there is a quiz there you can take to find out how to outsmart your inner under-saver


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kngmckellar said...

Research shows that using credit cards is easier than paying with cash because we don't feel the "pain" of parting with the cash.

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Amanda said...

I learned the importance of budgets! macd82 at gmail dot com

cstironkat said...

I learned that you need to make a budget and review it regularly.

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Mishia said...

I learned how easy it is to plan out a budget and follow it!

Jammie said...

I learned that its time to take charge of my savings and I need to make a budget and stick to it

kathy pease said...

With credit card companies aggressively targeting college students, credit cards can be a major pitfall. Having a credit card for emergencies and for building a credit history is not necessarily a bad idea. But for some, access to credit is an invitation to overspend.

If you decide to get a credit card, be sure you understand how credit works. You should never charging more than the amount you can comfortably afford to pay each month.

Candie said...

I like how it reminds you to be prepared for a life crisis. I had a situation come up recently that could have been devastating to me and my family; I do not know what would have happened to us financially. Thank you.

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mrstrooper said...

You should use cash whenever possible...credit is too easy to use!

Nancy said...

It is cheaper to pick up an instant meal at the grocery store than to order takeout.
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lilyk said...

I learned that you should avoid using credit cards to pay for everyday expenses: It may seem like you're spending less, but your credit card debt will continue to increase.

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