Piggy Bank Award: Three cheers for being debt free!
The Marketplace Money Piggy Awards.
Tess Vigeland: Our little blue plastic friend is heading to North Olmsted, Ohio. I asked our friends on Facebook to submit piggy nominations this week. William Kone posted that he and his family just made the final payment on $21,480 worth of credit card debt. It took four and a half years, he wrote. But now, they have their first zero balance statement on the refrigerator. Congratulations -- Piggy is on his way!
Meantime, folks you should check out the rest of the submissions. Lots of really smart money moves -- plus the guy who's buying Greek yogurt to do his part for the European debt crisis.