The piggy-bank dates back to the 13th century in Southeast Asia, and eventually became a classic, traditional, house-hold item for fiscally (ir)responsible youths around the globe. Well, it’s time to throw away the hammers, and get out your smartphones! Meet Porkfolio, the world’s smartest piggy bank that wirelessly connects to an app on mobile devices. Produced by Quirky, the idea-to-invention company, kids can track their balance and set financial goals through the app and Porkfolio piggy-bank.
On top of just counting your pretty pennies, Porkfolio also has theft protection with a built-in accelerometer, and sends alerts to the app whenever the ham-vault is moved. The app even allows you to budget your savings and track its finances coin by coin, helping kids better understand saving and financial responsibility at an early age.
The Porkfolio app works with iOS 6 and above, iPhone 4 and above, and Android devices with OS 2.2 or higher. You’ll need two AA batteries to power up the Porkfolio, which retails on the Quirky website for $ 49.99 excluding shipping costs.