So, I know I geek out a little bit about budgeting and the like.
I can’t help it. It’s like a challenge to myself. I pretty much obsess over our pie chart each semester and love to track how we’re doing and much savings we’ll have left over.
It’s like a game or a puzzle.
But, one thing always bothered me.
I could never visualize our savings.
What I mean by that is that I wanted to save for several things – trips, future kiddos, future moving expenses, plane tickets home, a general emergency fund, etc. However, I couldn’t see those goals when they were in all one lump sum in my savings account.
I consistently asked banks if I could have several savings accounts and name them different things so that I knew which goal they were going to. No luck. No dice.
Finally the other day, as my poor computer chuggs along clinging to life, I googled “high yield savings accounts” and started to do research on the best ones.
Wouldn’t you know, I found Smarty Pig.
Seriously, how cute it this guy?
This is a super innovative online bank that allows you to open several high yield savings accounts with names to save for your goals.
This is really exactly what I’ve been looking for. It’s a place where I can store savings out of sight and a bank that will automatically withdraw as little as $10 a month and put it in various accounts for me. It’s also a bank that shows me a cute pig/piggy bank and tells me how close I am to my goal.
I think it’s fabulous marketing, genius branding, and with a social media component where you can tell people about your goals to keep you accountable, it’s definitely fit for the 21st century.
Of course, the lovely Smarty Pig folks didn’t pay me in any way to write this review (but they totally sent me a t-shirt after I professed my undying love for them on twitter.)
Anyway, here are my goals so far:
I’m super excited about it and will keep you updated, if only for my own purposes of keeping accountable!
Anyone else saving for something big? I want to hear all about it!
P.S. If you benefited from this review and want to open an account, please e-mail me at [email protected]
so I can send you a referral e-mail. It won’t cost you anything but I would get a referral bonus which would go to help support this blog – thanks!