The Great Piggy Bank Adventure, presented by T. Rowe Price, is an interactive experience designed to teach about finances, saving, and spending decisions. It also features the most adorable pig around.
|Seriously, how cute is this little guy?
At the start of your adventure, each participant is asked via touch screen to identify a goal they'd like to save toward. Choices include a dream vacation, college, a bedroom makeover, and retirement. Naturally, I chose the vacation. I received my porcine companion, and headed into the gaming area. Here, you travel from station to station with your pig, playing money-related activities, sending the pig through conveyor belts, tubes, and all kinds of fun experiences. The screen-based games are designed to teach saving and spending lessons. You have a chance to earn and save money through each activity, working toward your goal. But beware! A wolf is following along, trying to thwart your efforts, with pesky real-life situations that often derail savings.
But you know what I really appreciated about this activity? The ending. Instead of being easily rewarded with a vacation upon completion- my results after weigh-in showed that I wasn't even close to what I needed. My screen gave me the sage reminder, "It takes time." I think that's a good lesson, especially while standing in a vacation mecca in Central Florida!
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