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Opinion: Why is a piggy bank decorated with a picture of a pig?

Saving is said to be the best habit of human beings, according to a proverb. During the financial crisis, everyone benefits from saving. But do you know why the PIG's picture is featured on the saving pot or piggy bank?

Piggy banks are reported to have existed for about 600 years, dating back to the Middle Ages. People used to hold money at home before there were formal banking systems – in a clay jar called a pygg pot because it was composed of pygg, an orange-colored clay.

Because metal was too expensive in the 15th century, it was not employed to produce household utensils.

Housewives made home utensils out of a 'cheap dirt' called "puggy" rather than metal at the time. Because these women used to save in puggy jars, the jar became known as a puggy bank.

When they were given orders to construct "piggy banks" in the nineteenth century, they began to make pig-shaped Piggy Banks. Since then, the piggy bank in the shape of a pig has become increasingly popular.

Moreover horses, elephants, cows, goats, and dogs, as we all know, eat fodder or other eatable goods, and their owners are responsible for the cost of these animals. But did you know that in farm animal production, there is an animal that does not impose any burden on its owner? PIG is its name.

Actually, pig owners do not need to feed their pigs throughout the day because the pigs are free in the fields and eat a lot of waste material like potty. Pigs also eat grass, crops, discarded veggies, and other decaying trash from rural marriages.

Pig owners will no longer have to feed their pigs out of their own pockets as a result of this arrangement. Because of the high fat content in their bodies, these pigs are sold at higher market prices when they become excessively obese. As a result, pig owners can make a lot of money without having to spend much on pig care. As a result, for the pig owners, this is a win-win situation. Pigs have another advantage: they produce a large number of piglets.

Finally, we hope that you have a better understanding of the history of the piggy bank and why the piggy bank is exhibited with a picture of a pig.

Piggy banks have developed from physical to digital versions, in the form of regular savings plans, and are still a fantastic instructor of the old adage "save for a rainy day." These strategies ensure that we set aside a reasonable amount of money each month to save for a rainy day.

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