Probably the last place you would think about managing your money would be on the go, but you can now with Quicken Online Mobile. Passcode-protected, you create an online account and then download the application. QO gives you an overview of your bank accounts, credit cards, etc., as well as notifying you when your next paycheck is coming. In addition to showing balances, you can record purchases and seek out ATMs in your area. The free app is available for iPhone/iPod touch at the App Store.
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Remember how much coinage you lost at the arcades? Now you can play a couple of those old games and save some cash at the same time. Every time you feed the Arcade Gaming Bank a penny, it will let you play either Tetris or Breakout. You can get a lot of practice in for a dollar if you can get used to the smaller screen. The retro mini-game is available for ¥3850 ($39.50.)
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Afraid you will lose your chump change now that the economy is down? Program the shock safe with a 4 digit code and anyone trying to break in will be greeted with a decent buzz. The bank has flashing LED lights and sound effects to further
amuse your family, friends, or co-workers. At a size of 20 x 10 x 10cm, the sadistic safe has a coin slot and collection tray, and runs on 3 AA batteries (included.) Get yours for £19.99 ($39.58.)
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Here’s an original gift for a kid, mate, or anyone else that refuses to use a real ATM. Make a deposit of paper bills or coinage in the mini-bank, and it will keep track of your earnings. Of course there is a card with a PIN number so that you can withdraw when times get tough. At a size of 25.5 x 22 x 9cm, the ATM is recommended for ages of 8 and older. Pre-order for £24.99 (~$46.48) for an October release date.
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Takara Tomy has yet another toy for the masses. This time it is Bank Quest, a combination RPG and change bank. The more money you put inside, the more weapons and armor you can “buy” to avenge the baddies. The bank can hold up to about ¥50,000 (~$466.00,) runs on 3 AA batteries (not included,) and should be available for those who have spare change around August. At least in this instance, as opposed to those gathering places we call arcades, you actually get to keep the coinage when you play the game.
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Don’t throw those pennies away. The Jinsei Ginko (Life Bank) takes Tamagotchi to the next level. Put your extra coinage into it and watch an entire virtual family develop. The more you feed it, the wealthier they become. The monochrome LED display will evolve from abject squalor to a happy marriage, then to a lifestyle of the rich and famous. We’re not quite sure how long it takes to get there, but it’s not like you are going to join the Jet Set anytime soon on your own. At a price ¥4,987 (~$44.00,) check with Takara Tomy for details.
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We file this under what to give this Christmas, Chanukah, or Kwanza to someone who irritates you no end. The Money Monster says over 20 obnoxious things when you feed it coins or bills such as:
- “Money, money, in my tummy.”
- “Mmm, it tastes so good!”
- “Oh, yes, jingle, jingle, in my belly.”
Even better payback is that it often burps after a feeding and will harass passersby when it is neglected. At a size 7½ x 8¾ x 6-inches, it requires 3 AA batteries (included.) Choose between the pink MeMe and blue Gobble for $24.95 apiece.
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