Do you save your change??

saving change - It really adds up!!
@twoey68 (13651)
United States
August 18, 2007 10:01am CST
I save mine in several piggy banks and then every once in awhile I'll add it all up just to see what I have. I'm always amazed how quickly it adds up. I used to give it all to my niece and nephew before they started getting allowances. Now I save it. What about you?
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• United States
18 Aug 07
Yes, we have a jar where all of our change except for quarters goes (quarters we save for laundry). It's been filling more slowly than it used to, I've noticed, because we don't carry cash as much anymore, and just use our debit card everywhere instead. But when we have change, we save it, and when the jar is full, we'll take it to the bank. :)
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
19 Aug 07
Same thing here...I use my checks or debit card all the time so I don't get alot of change. I guess thats why it surprises me how much is in there sometimes. AT PEACE WITHIN
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• United States
18 Aug 07
I keep all my change in a big jar, once the jar is full I will count it out, roll it up in the appropriate wrapper, than take it over to the bank and place it in my savings account. Though some of the time I give some change to my husband so he can get some coffee or some tea at work.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
19 Aug 07
I just roll mine up and put the rolls in a fire safe I have. When I get a bunch in there then I'll take it to the bank. AT PEACE WITHIN
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@wiccania (3360)
• United States
18 Aug 07
I have 2 large souvenir glasses that I put my change in. I just let it build up until I need it and then I take it to coinstar. It's usually a grocery need. The most I've built up before having to cash in was about $50.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
19 Aug 07
Thats pretty good!! I haven't had to dip into mine yet but hopefully I won't have to. AT PEACE WITHIN
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
18 Aug 07
Hi twoey! Y yes I do save my change and so does my hubby. It has come in handy many of times. My husband will roll his change and take it to the bank. I on the other hand will just take my change jar to the bank and put in the machine they have. I think its alot easier.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
19 Aug 07
I will take mine to the bank too when I get enough to make the trip LOL I've seen those change machines too but have never used one. I wonder how accurate they are. AT PEACE WITHIN
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
18 Aug 07
I have a bunch of piggy banks as well that I save money in. One is all pennys. the others are a mixture of quarters, nickels and dimes. I was gonna do all of each in one like with the pennys but I forgot which bank they were each in! so I just decided to go for mixed with everything but pennys (that one is clear so i can see!) I won't cash them until I fill them though.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
19 Aug 07
Most of mine are just for decoration for I just love collecting them too. I always put a few cents in each one though for good luck. AT PEACE WITHIN
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@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
18 Aug 07
yes i do save all my change,i have a huge container for pennies,and a huge container for the silver change.it does add up quick,last year we counted all our change and we had over $450 which stunned me,but we have enough to do some day trips with our babies.every penny helps.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
19 Aug 07
Wow...I've never had that much!! Nice going!! AT PEACE WITHIN
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@KATRINKA (1659)
• United States
31 Aug 07
We have a big pickle jar on the kitchen counter, and every time we have any change, it gets dropped in it. Everyone has fun contributing, even the kids. Our goal was to fill it up and cash it out for vacation money. We had some unexpected expenses this week, so I had to take it to the bank before it reached a quarter of the way full. Our bank has a fun coin counting machine. I was surprised when I had over 50 dollars. If we had filled it up, it would have made a nice vacation fund. We've started over, so maybe by next vacation time we will have filled it at least once.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
18 Sep 07
Well, we all get hit with those moments and it's good the change was there to help you out. Keep at it and good luck with your saving!! Thank you for responding! **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
30 Aug 07
I save it too, I guess. I wait until I have enough to fill a bank roll, and then I put it in my savings account. I know, I am super anal. But I'd rather take it to the bank then have a bunch of change sitting around.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
18 Sep 07
LOL I would do that but I have alot of hungry piggy banks that like my change :) Thank you for responding! **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@jazzfanz (54)
• United States
25 Aug 07
I do too. i have some at my desk at work then i have a jar at home. i too will count it up just to see how much is in there. with how the world is going it always nice to have cash and not have all you money tied up into banks.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
30 Aug 07
I know...I hate keeping money in the bank...Hubby says its perfectly safe but still you never know. Thanks for posting!! AT PEACE WITHIN
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
25 Aug 07
I save all of my change. i ahve even taken to picking up change I find on sidewalks. It all adds up! then I take it to the bank here when my jar gets heavy, and I have the machine issue me a ticket, I take it up to the teller and I have the money putt into my savings account or if I am in need of cash, I will use it. It has come in handy. the last time I did this was in the spring and we had close to $50 in change. I thought that was great!
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
30 Aug 07
Wow!!! Good for you!! Keep up the good work...like you said it all adds up. Thanks for posting!! AT PEACE WITHIN
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• United States
25 Aug 07
Hi Twoey! Your post inspired me to write my own post about my change jug that refuses to fill up. Thank you for the kick in the head I needed to actually contribute something to mylot.:)
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
30 Aug 07
I'm glad I could inspire you!! Good luck with your post. Thanks for posting!! AT PEACE WITHIN
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• United States
25 Aug 07
I have piggy banks as well, but I don't use them for change. I collect them for some unknown reason!I put all of our spare change into a giant water jug. It never seems to fill up though. We are constantly dumping it for one thing or another.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
30 Aug 07
I would love to find a big water jug...like the water cooler kind. There doesn't seem to be anywhere around here to find one. Thanks for posting!! AT PEACE WITHIN
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@sunshinecup (7881)
19 Aug 07
I did once upon a time, but now I have little hands that know what that stuff can buy, so no more. LOL My girls are now of age to go to the book store at school and buy pencils and erasers on there own. They love it, so any change they find around the house they snag it. I don't mind, I have great kids and they work hard around here doing their chores, so what they find they can keep on top of their allowance.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
20 Aug 07
I used to give all of mine to my niece and nephew but then they started getting allowances and so I get to save mine now :) Though some times they come over and I give them quarters for the soda machine. Thanks for Posting! AT PEACE WITHIN
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• United States
19 Aug 07
We have this giant Budweiser bottle that we save change in. We can get $70-80 when it's half full. In fact, it's half full now. I've never been able to let it fill up though. LOL I love to count change and put it in coin holders. Boy am I itching to count up the change! I promised my partner I wouldn't touch it unless we had an emergency. It gets harder by the week but I'm trying to behave.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
20 Aug 07
LOL I've always loved counting change. My Dad got me started doing it when I was little. Good luck staying it out that bottle :) Thanks for Posting! AT PEACE WITHIN
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
19 Aug 07
I used to save change that I found around the house while cleaning. I had a teapot that I sometimes used and some small canisters. I still do put change in them but the kids know where to look and so they pilfer it to buy gum and candy, etc. My alternate plan now is to toss the change into the bottom of my handbag. That way, when I get desperate for some small change, I can just sweep the bottom of my purse to find a few quarters, etc. I got the kids saving the soda cans and bottles, and instead of having them raid the teapot, now they have to wash and store cans and return them for the nickel deposit. Usually they get enough to buy a treat and it teaches them to work for their money. Plus, they love feeding the cans into that machine. It makes a great crunching noise!
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
20 Aug 07
LOL A great way to teach them and you help the enviroment too. Good Going!! Thanks for Posting! AT PEACE WITHIN
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@Malyck (3428)
• Australia
19 Aug 07
I've always saved any spare change because as a child, I always aspired to have more money in my piggy bank than my father, who had this giant tin full of coins that he'd been collecting since he was a boy. Every few months he used to let my siblings and I tip it all out and count it. The first time I ever counted it, there was over 8 thousand dollars. This just amazed me, i never thought that 5 and 10 cent pieces could ever accumulate like that. I now save all my money, and every few weeks I count it and put it into my savings account. It's a great thing to do, and certainly to encourage your children to do.
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13 Apr 08
Saving change is actually quite smart. When you buy something you always get change back...put it somewhere and dont touch it for about a month or two, continue to stick any loose change u have in there, and see how much u will have.
@pumpkinjam (5801)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 07
If ever I manage to come home with any change I will save it! I have a tin where I keep change. I count it fairly regularly and I have had up to £20 in there I think but there is rarely more than £5 in there as I regularly have to dip into it when we need something we can't go without!
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
18 Sep 07
Well, at least it is there when you need it for things. Thank you for responding! **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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• United Kingdom
19 Sep 07
I am glad of it at times. The problems become when we have dipped in and there is nothing else to dip into!
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@jcj_111776 (3220)
• Philippines
19 Aug 07
I also had 4 piggy banks before and I finally decided to keep just one now. I do that too, counting the change that I've already saved up. Then sometimes I just weigh the piggy bank in my hand and try to measure how heavy it is already. Then when it's full enough, I deposit the money to my son's bank account. He's only almost 4 years old and only starting to learn the value of saving money so for now, I'm doing it for him.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
20 Aug 07
Thats nice...are you going to let him have it when he's old enough or make him save it for a special moment? Thanks for Posting! AT PEACE WITHIN
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• Philippines
21 Aug 07
Oh yes!Whatever I save from that piggy bank goes straight to his bank account. It reassures me to know that he has some money safely guarded.
@ma_belle (1357)
• United States
31 Aug 07
I try to save my change. I have a jar where I throw loose change into at the end of the night. However, most of it just jingles at the bottom my purse until I fish it out when I need change when I'm paying for something. I like to trade in my change once in a while for cash or gift certificates at coin star machines.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
18 Sep 07
I've never used one of those machines...I actually like doing the counting and rolling. It's something my Dad got me started doing when I was young. Thank you for responding! **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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