Piggy Bank Award - Most Commented


Piggy for the uber-frugal

Apr 27, 2012
Kris Keller gets the Marketplace Piggy Award for making sacrifices to stay on budget.
Posted In: piggy bank award, frugality, sacrifice, montana

For a brilliant social media campaign

Apr 13, 2012
A 22-year-old college grad dropped $11 on a domain name and poured all of her Web 2.0 talents into creating the ideal job application for a social media director position.
Posted In: social media

For penning a money-savvy rap

Apr 6, 2012
This week's Piggy Award goes to a money-smart teen who practices what she raps.
Posted In: Savings, Music

For recognizing a scam

Mar 30, 2012
A Big Y supermarket clerk helps a Connecticut woman from falling victim to a scam.
Posted In: scams, big y

Piggy for a young saver

Mar 16, 2012
Ten-year-old Richard Chapel mowed lawns for a whole summer for a new basketball hoop.
Posted In: piggy bank award, saving money

Piggy for a personal finance paragon

Mar 2, 2012
Jacqueline Byers' salary is in the low $40,000 range, but she budgets, tracks her spending and saves up for what she really loves -- travel.
Posted In: Savings, save, budget, Travel, piggy

Piggy for a frugal valentine

Feb 24, 2012
Our plastic porcine pal heads to Wisconsin this week, to the home of a man who cooked his way to his wife's heart on Valentine's Day.
Posted In: valentine, frugal, cooking, dessert, love

For five years of love and fiscal responsibility

Feb 17, 2012
A marine declares his love for his wife of five years, who along with love diligently sent him burned copies of Marketplace Money every week through two tours of duty.
Posted In: marriage, finances, Savings, Retirement, military

For saving, not splurging potential income

Feb 10, 2012
Listeners share what they would do if Congress were to pass legislation to make home refinancing easier -- putting more money in homeowners' pockets.

For starting a 'What happens next?' Fund

Feb 3, 2012
This week's winner thought ahead and created an emergency fund for her and her husband.
Posted In: emergency fund, Saving



About this collection

Each week Marketplace Money hands out a Piggy Bank Award to a financially savvy listener.