We’d all like to save more money. But it can be difficult, in a world full of microtransactions and temptations on Kickstarter. Which is why, if you want to save some change, you need a little help. Namely, a piggy bank, like the Porkfolio.
Bringing Home the Bacon
The Porkfolio is, on the surface, a fairly typical piggy bank. It’s a bank, shaped like a pig, designed to hold coins (400 quarters total, to be specific). The only essential difference between this and your standard ceramic pig, on the outside, is that this porker lies on his back instead of tottering on porcelain legs. But what stands out about it, though, is not its looks but the app for iOS and Android that comes with it.
Of Course There’s An App
It turns out the Porkfolio is part of the Internet of Things, and is designed to solve something of a minor annoyance when it comes to piggy banks: Namely, the fact that you have no idea how much you’ve actually got in the thing until you crack it open. You can track exactly how much change you’ve stuffed that pig full of, and even set financial goals for that change and no, “laundry” is not a financial goal. In other words, it’s designed to actually make your piggy bank part of your assets and help you track your overall money down to, quite literally, the cent.
Greedy To Save
It’s true that not all of us need a piggy bank that tracks exactly how much coinage we have at any given time. But if you like to keep track of your money, or are just annoyed every time you dump out the bank and discover it’s mostly pocket lint, this’ll be a useful tool. Currently the Porkfolio is $70 on Quirky.
Dan Seitz is an obsessive nerd living in New England. He lives in the Boston area with a fiancee, a dog, a cat, and far too many objects with processors.