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For saving more and spending less

Jan 27, 2012
This week's young winners are making sound money decisions with their New Year's lai see.
Dragon and lion dance performers look on during a street parade in Hong Kong.
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For saving for her own future

Jan 20, 2012
This week's piggy is going to a mother who spent her money to keep her daughter happy.

End of a long, dry spell

Jan 13, 2012
This week's Marketplace Piggy is headed to Livingston, Mont., where James Willish, 35, is working again after 44 months of unemployment.

Piggy Bank Award: Financially planning a windfall

Jan 6, 2012
We congratulate a man who decided to squirrel away his Lotto winnings until he finished drafting a sound financial plan for his millions rather than spending it on the high life.
Spend your winnings wisely!
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Piggy Bank Award: For a year of sound advice

Dec 16, 2011
We gathered our regular personal finance advisers to give the gift of saving.

Piggy Bank Award: For making it work

Dec 1, 2011
This week's winner learned some valuable lessons on money-making and management while her husband was unemployed for eight months -- and came out of it credit card debt free.
Katie Swindler waited tables along with designing websites while her husband was unemployed.
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Piggy Bank Award: Dumpster diving for diamonds and platinum

Nov 18, 2011
A husband slogs through a dumpster to recover a lot of monetary and sentimental value.
Anna McGuinn's hand and her 1.5-carat diamond engagement ring.
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For public good, not for profit.

Piggy Bank Award: Teaching the true cost of college

Nov 5, 2011
We are rewarding a math teacher today for helping her students understand the costs of college attendance.

Piggy Bank Award: Girl Scouts are getting more money smart

Oct 22, 2011
This week's piggy is going to the Girl Scouts of America headquarters to commend them for pushing financial literacy as a necessary skill.
Girl Scouts Janice Olivieri and Sydney Lezberg sell cookies to Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn and his son Jackson in San Pedro, Calif.
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Piggy Bank Award: For a stable 'micro-economy'

Oct 14, 2011
This week's piggy is awarded to a couple who made smart money decisions for their own "micro-economy."
The Marketplace Money Piggy Awards.