Posted: August 24, 2007

Post-vacation, you can bank on credit-card bills. Here are some alternatives to the standard piggy, to hold the pretty pennies you'll need soon.

- Joy Deangdeelert Cho



Entrust your coins to this little pachyderm ($95); he'll never forget where they are. Available at Matthew Izzo, 1109 Walnut St., and www.matthew-

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Funnel your change into this Coink bank by Scott Henderson for Mint ($35). Available at Foster's Homeware, 399 Market St., and

Nest egg

Hatch some cash with this Egg Bank ($85). Available at P.A.D. Home, 804 N. Second St., and

Break the bank

Or, in this case, the hammer - the money goes right inside this clever tool by C.Quoi ($60). Available at

Squirrel away

Amass a small fortune in this hand-painted creature by Job Smeets ($1,170). Available at

What a softy

Moo o o Piggy makes a sweet, minimalist statement, containing your quarters in its square felt belly ($16). Available at

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