I used to have a big transparent plastic pig in green as my piggy bank, similar to this! It had googly eyes that moves when you shake the pig. It was the most basic piggy bank during those days but it’s also the best in my opinion, because I won’t need to break it and can be reused for years! When I was super duper young, my innocent goal for saving was to feed the pig till it’s full and heavy so that I can get a praise from my folks that I’ve done a good job! It was satisfying to empty the pig in the dining area and starting count them, in piles of $1, till I‘m surrounded a Ring of Coins! My folks did a great job in teaching me how to save as a young kid, even before I entered school (and in the process, how to count!) When I started primary school, the only thing I spent on was food during recess while the bookstore and snack store were sources of temptation. I used to save up money with the intention of wanting to buy an ice cream to eat with my friends or buy the cute eraser that I saw. But I’ve always just asked for the price, rarely did it. Throughout the 6 years, I’ve only gotten one notepad (misheard the price and paid 60 cents!) and one ice cream (I think it was 60 cents too). Any “big ticket” items that I really wanted, I worked hard to get straight Band 1s to “earn“ it from my mom :) In secondary school and JC, it was pretty much the same except I actually needed to spend money to build a social life - buying birthday presents for classmates, spending it on KFC after a half-day school even though I hate fast food because my classmates wanted to chill there, watching a movie with them during school holidays. Any idol CD or story books that I wanted, I wait till it’s MY birthday to get them from my friends lol. The saving habit from young continued but I picked up another habit - budgeting! In university, everything from secondary school and JC stayed the same except I was given much more allowance per month. I’ve never been given that much money openly by my folks but it’s to cover everything. After portioning out for transport and budgeting for food, shopping and school stuff (e.g. buying textbooks, printing notes) ended up in the same pool of funds after considering how much I wanted to save for the future. At that point of time, I also didn’t quite know what I needed to save for but I’ve only known that saving money and being thrifty are good traits. And if I ended up being jobless, I have some money to tide through. It was ”saving for the rainy days”. Now, after years of “I don’t want anything”, I finally have something that I want to buy - a house. Saving really hard for it so I’m now trying to learn how to investments to help speed things up. I’m thankful that I was taught how to save and budget, and also be thrifty. Hope I can win a pair of the tickets to attend the Seedly PFF 2019 so that I can really learn how to grow my money to buy a house!