Sunday, July 19, 2009

Feeding the pig....


With this economy, money is tight and its becoming increasingly harder to save. Though its one of the most important things that you can do for yourself, is to put a bit away for a rainy day.

Over at Feed The Pig, you can learn so much about saving, and though the freaky pig-man spokesperson Benjamin Bankes freaks me out a bit, the site has way too much awesome information to stay away.

At Feed The Pig, you can reference fun tools, a quiz, tons of tips and other resources. They can all help you think through your spending and saving habits, identify ways you can start saving and commit to making changes that will reduce your debt and grow your savings.

You can also take the 5% Challenge which will help you with a convenient way to figure out how to pay down your debt!

I have 2 Feed The Pig gift packs to giveaway! These include a piggy bank, stress pig, keychain, and weepul!! To be entered just visit Feed The Pig, and leave a comment here with which of the resources are most helpful to you!

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97 comments:

Sara July 19, 2009 at 6:38 PM  

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peg42 July 19, 2009 at 9:25 PM  

The Retirement Saving resource is very informative.
Thanks.

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Jill July 23, 2009 at 5:19 PM  

I liked the Personal Cash Flow Worksheet- Nad I hated the Me save? game. It made me look way too closely at some BAD habits!

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I am a new subscriber via email!

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twbellamy,  July 25, 2009 at 6:42 PM  

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rbailey1958 July 25, 2009 at 11:23 PM  

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Shelly July 27, 2009 at 12:50 PM  

I think the Tween section is great

Beth August 2, 2009 at 11:13 PM  

I like their savings tips - One suggestion was to keep track of all the bottled beverages you buy to get a realistic view of how much you spend for this.
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Beth August 2, 2009 at 11:14 PM  

I subscribe
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Anonymous,  August 2, 2009 at 11:31 PM  

I want to FEED the pig!!!

Bethany August 3, 2009 at 3:59 PM  

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Julie D August 4, 2009 at 12:28 AM  

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denyse August 4, 2009 at 2:17 PM  

I like the In Your State section.

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Gabriel J. August 5, 2009 at 3:01 PM  

A Savings goals rubric wourks with me!

Karen August 5, 2009 at 4:44 PM  

I liked the savings tips the best. Hopefully will be able to implement some. Thanks for the contest.

bkpittman1 August 6, 2009 at 1:00 PM  

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Kimberly August 6, 2009 at 3:02 PM  

The personal cash flow spreadsheet really showed me how even a little extra savings adds up quickly! I think I could spare an extra 1 or 2% weekly for an emergency.

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djgroz August 7, 2009 at 8:30 AM  

Lunch buying
What a nice prize.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Heather22 August 7, 2009 at 10:09 AM  

The lunch saving calculator was too cool. If my husband carried his lunch to work just one day a week, we'd save about $3K/yr!

I wonder how much I'll save if I just stop feeding him? Hmmm.

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Following in you on twitter. But not in a "stalker way.": heathersphere

tweet: http://twitter.com/heathersphere/status/3177981468

I think I need another hour of sleep I couldn't type to save my live this morning.

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Heather22 August 7, 2009 at 10:15 AM  

I blogged ya' (doesn't that sound kinda nasty. "Yeah! We blogged all night."
Anyway. I'm going back to bed, now. Oh, here's the blog link (duh!)
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Deidre,  August 7, 2009 at 11:06 PM  

The career or Working World tips were most helpful for me. I collect piggies, so the spokesman doesnt bother me, lol.

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theolotto August 8, 2009 at 12:05 AM  

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Gianna August 8, 2009 at 1:39 AM  

The Free Savings Tips :)

Jammie August 8, 2009 at 2:54 AM  

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I need this one - Establishing a Budget

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Kelly F August 8, 2009 at 8:12 AM  

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phyllisg August 8, 2009 at 11:36 PM  

Retirement Saving savvy is within those pages.
I want to see our government learn penny pinching.

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