*UPDATE* 02/17/2012 – I changed the email at the bottom of this post. If you’d like to sign up for Smarty Pig and use me as a referral, please email me at email@example.com. Thanks! And read on!
Last year I discovered a website designed to help people set and meet financial goals. It’s a simple, straightforward, easy to navigate savings account called SmartyPig. Have you heard of this? Many people have. I’m in love with the pig. I do really love pigs in general, which only enhances my love for the Smarty Pig.
Not only is it super easy to use and helps you save money without actually feeling the strain of saving money, but the website is so gosh darn cute. www.SmartyPig.com
I signed up with SmartyPig a few months ago to start a savings account to pay for my SAG card. I had most of the money saved in my BofA savings account, but was having a hard time securing that last few hundred buckaroos. I knew I needed a piggy bank that I wouldn’t be allowed to tap into. Enter SmartyPig. I dumped all of the money into my shiny new Pig account and am just about a few months away from reaching my goal! And since the account is set up to automatically deposit money from my checking account every month, I don’t even feel that the spending money is gone. It’s like it was never there. Just whisked away to a safe place by the Pig.
Why am I telling you this? For two reasons. The first, Brad and I will use SmartyPig to save our Tahiti money. Hurray! And secondly, and I say this with no shame, they just started a Refer-a-Friend campaign. Wah-wah-wah. Yes yes, this actually is a big commercial. If you sign up for SmartyPig and say that I referred you, I get a $25 bonus. But come on! It’s honorable! I’m trying to help you save money! It really is a great website, so if you do have a project or goal you’re saving money for, wedding, honeymoon, down payment on a house, new TV, new roof, just saving in general, I highly recommend this site. You’ll save the money faster, guaranteed. (Wouldn’t be a commercial unless I used the word guaranteed)
STOP! I know I’ve probably swayed you, but before you just go sign up for a savings account, hold on a sec. I would very much appreciate those $25 bonuses for our trip to Tahiti, so please do refer me. In order for that to happen, I have to email you the Refer-A-Friend link from the SmartyPig website. So please shoot me a message, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will then email you the referral from SmartyPig, and then I’ll get $25, and then I’ll use some of the money to buy you a souvenir from Tahiti. Sound good? Deal!
Start saving piggies.