Yesterday I did a product review of a piggy bank like device, called the MoonJar, that helps teach children how to handle money.  More specifically, the Moonjar allows children to separate and store their money into 3 compartments; spending, savings, and sharing.  I think that this product is great for kids as both an educational and financial tool.

As a thank you for doing a review of the product, The Moonjar company has generously offered to giveaway the Moonjar to 2 lucky readers!

How to enter:

  • What are your thoughts on how to teach a child about money?  Or, how were you taught about money as a child – were you given an allowance?  Your answer/comment is considered an entry.

The Rules:

  • 2 entries will be drawn at random from qualified comments.
  • Please only 1 comment entry / person (please enter a valid email address).
  • Moonjar will ship anywhere in North America for free.


  • Giveaway will end on 5pm EST Friday Dec 5, 2008 and names will be drawn shortly afterward.  Just in time for Christmas!

Good luck!


  1. FearLES on December 4, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    I have a little one on the way and this would be great. I want to teach him all the stuff that I had to learn by myself.

  2. Brent on December 5, 2008 at 1:15 am

    Hi all,

    I’m just posting a “thank you” for the great response to the Moonjar Giveaway. Your feedback and comments have all been really interesting to read, and your interest in financial literacy is obvious.

    I am the Director of Moonjar Canada (I distribute Moonjar in Canada, and can’t lay claim to creating them. That goes to Eulalie Scandiuzzi and I’m thankful to her for these great products!). But more importantly to me, I’m the father of 3 young girls and I really love these tools that help teach financial literacy and to some extent, youth philanthropy, to my family.

    I’d like to offer this group a 20% discount on Moonjar products ordered between now and Dec. 8. You can use the coupon code “Frugal20” on our website: (within Canada).

    Good luck everyone, and happy holidays!

    Brent Dobson
    Moonjar Canada

  3. Peter on December 5, 2008 at 9:42 am

    As a child I was given next to no instruction about money… and only recently have I learned the discipline to manage it daily. My son now has three tupperware containers which we daily put some change in but a moon jar would be a neat thing to use instead.