This was so funny coming across this big bright red piggy bank in a thrift store.
What a blast from the past!
I remember having one of these as a child.
My parents taught me to put my allowance in to save for the future.
When it accumulated $10, the metal door on the bottom would open and we could put the money in the bank.
It was like a game to try to get to the magic amount and get the register to pop open.
In those days, the bank had little books for your checking and savings accounts, and when you deposited the money, you'd get a line printed with the deposit and new balance printed in the dot matrix print of yesteryear.
Again, these were all good lessons about savings and seeing the benefits in the toy register or in your bank book.
Maybe these were things that initially inspired me to get my bachelors degree in accounting.
The discipline of numbers was great, but it was never as exciting as the promise and hope of ever new technology, but that's what added up at the time to me. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)