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July 5, 2011

Prosperity 4 Kids Piggy Bank

Created by a mother, Prosperity 4 Kids is a wonderful set that every parent and child can learn from and utilize.  Set up to teach kids how to save, give, invest and spend the Prosperity 4 Kids set includes a ceramic piggy bank, story book and CD ($39.95).  The bank is divided into four compartments that children can store their money in depending on what they want to do with it.  You want to give, put it in the charity pig.  You want to invest your money for the future then deposit it in the corresponding pig. The storybook describes to children the values of each category and how they can work for the child now and in the future.  It's actually become a pretty regular bed time story selection in our house since we received it.  I can't think of an easier way to describe this money management to my kids than with this bank and book.

Lori Mackey, the creator, is a leading expert on kids and money.  She is behind this masterful book, Mama Money and the Three Little Pigs.  We received another bank very similar to this a while back and we explained the how and the why to the different compartments in the bank as best that we could, but I was never sure that my child understood it all very well.  The story in the book with the Prosperity 4 Kids bank is the key.  It is an engaging, fun and smart way to get everyone in the family into thinking about how they use their dollars and cents.  We love this bank and book!

Prosperity 4 Kids banks, books and more can be purchased in sets and a la carte.  You can find them on the company website.

MPR Rating:  Five Stars.

Disclaimer:  MPR was not paid for this post.  Products received are for review purposes only.  Opinions are MPR's only.