The concept of creating a means to teach children responsible savings practices was inspired by one of America’s most successful businessmen, John D. Rockefeller. To teach his children how to think properly about money, he gave each of them three jars. Whenever they received an allowance, or money from doing chores, or a gift of money, they had to divide it into thirds: One part to spend, one part to save, and one part to give to others. This simple lesson made a deep impression on the children. The resulting family legacy of financial wisdom, extraordinary public service, and good works speaks for itself.