The Life Bank Promises to Put Fun Back into Saving

 - Feb 24, 2013
References: en.akihabaranews & gizmodiva
The Life Bank by Takara Tomy Arts provides a new and fun twist to the traditional piggy bank.

This virtual piggy bank guarantees you will have fun while saving. The way it works is that the bank connects to your iPhone via an app. Once it has been downloaded, you will be asked to set a target goal for what you wish to save and by what period. Every time you deposit money into the bank, all you need to do is place your phone over it so that it can register the new amount. This process is great for keeping tabs on how much and how often you have been saving. The fun aspect of the Life Bank is that it features a simulated human being. When you first get the app, you begin as a poor student living in a shoe box apartment and then you upgrade the more you continue saving.