Do you save your change?

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United States
November 12, 2006 3:38pm CST
I always save my change and keep it in a big jar that I have. At the end of the year it adds up to quite a bit of money. What about you do you save your change?
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• United States
13 Nov 06
I have a metal box that I put all of my change in. I only use it if I need the money that I put in it. Last time there was 9 dollars in it and it was mostly pennies.
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• United States
13 Nov 06
Thanks for your comment :D
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• United States
13 Nov 06
I do!! Every penny counts to us. We put everything in our jars and when I feel like I have enough to make rolls. I do that then put them in the bank account, either savings or checking.
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• United States
13 Nov 06
Yea every penny does count and it can add up pretty fast believe it or not. Thank you for your comment :D
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• India
13 Nov 06
i go to da bank every weekend n then drop my money into my account.....that's how i do my savings!!
• United States
13 Nov 06
Thank you for your comment :D
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@neon2000 (2761)
• Philippines
13 Nov 06
I always do that until now. I always save my change and when it reach reasonable amount I change it to bigger amount.
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• United States
13 Nov 06
Thank you for your comment :D
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• United States
13 Nov 06
I usually spend my change at garage sales.
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• United States
13 Nov 06
Thank you for your comment :D
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• United States
13 Nov 06
Yep! I had $400 after six months.
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• United States
13 Nov 06
That is a lot of change wow!! Good for you LOL. Thanks for your comment :D
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@devilboy (1418)
• India
13 Nov 06
Nope... But it seems to be a good idea...
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• United States
13 Nov 06
Yea it is and it can add up quick. Thanks for your comment :D
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@zgb_0001 (1383)
• Pakistan
13 Nov 06
No,I donot save change.
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• United States
13 Nov 06
Thank you for your comment :D
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• United States
12 Nov 06
I used to back when I used cash to buy stuff. Every day I would buy stuff from vending machines or at the convenience store and when I got home the change would go in a little dish. It is amazing how it can add up. There were a few times I dumped the dish because I need money and found almost $10 in there. We rarely ever use cash anymore, though. We buy everything using our debit card. The last time I went through all of our change I divided it into 4 jars (one for each of our three children and one for me and my husband). There was about $36 in each jar. That was a lot of change. We ended up using almost all of the change in our jar for a road trip (used it for the toll road). After we moved I used a lot of the quarters from the kids' jars to do laundry (they had to have clean clothes). But then my husband let his 14 year old nephew stay a week with him while I was out of town and after his nephew left he noticed the 3 jars were missing. Either this boy or one of the kids he met here (and let into my house) stole the kids' piggy banks. There was at least $25 in each jar. Since then the kids have had no piggy banks. We don't get enough change anymore to save any and I use all the quarters for laundry.
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• United States
12 Nov 06
It is amazing how change can add up. I buy a lot of stuff with my debit card too. Now what my bank does it something called keep the change. When you use your debit card they round it up to the nearest dollar and put the change in your savings account. I think that is a great idea. Thank you for your comment :D
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• United States
12 Nov 06
Oh yes. Mostly dimes and quarters. Really adds up for a rainy day.
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• United States
12 Nov 06
Yea it sure does!! Thank you for your comment :D
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• United States
14 Nov 06
Your welcome. Have a great day.
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• United States
20 Nov 06
You have a great day too.
@tiff1496 (570)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Yes I do. It adds up very quick. When I get a lot, I take it to Kroger and they will give you bills for it.
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• United States
12 Nov 06
Thank you for your comment :D
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@tiff1496 (570)
• United States
13 Nov 06
Your welcome.
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• United States
20 Nov 06
:D
@_hope_ (3906)
• Australia
12 Nov 06
quink yoy obviously don`t have kids they take everything in my purse all the time
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• United States
12 Nov 06
LOL I have grandkids though LOL. Don't let them always take everything in your purse. Thank you for your comment :D
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@_hope_ (3906)
• Australia
13 Nov 06
there is never too much in my purse at anyone time with five teenagers to feed they are like cows they graze all day
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• United States
20 Nov 06
LOL your funny :D
@Artsimba (1335)
• United States
12 Nov 06
At this juncture in my life, I am unable to save anything much less change, because all my money is used the pay the bills and groceries at the beginning of the month, I use any quarters I can get from returning my empty cans for my laundry, I use my dimes for busfare and I use my nickels and roll up my pennies when I run out of quarters and dimes. This is the reason I'm here to try to make xtra cash, so I'm so glad you asked this question.
• United States
12 Nov 06
Well the best of luck to you here at mylot I hope you make a lot of money here. Thank you for your comment :D
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@Artsimba (1335)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Thank you so much, I hope you do as well.
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• United States
20 Nov 06
Thanks !
@Trook1233 (196)
12 Nov 06
My sister and I are saving our change and when summer comes next year, we are going away for a week and leaving our husbands at home!
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• United States
12 Nov 06
What a great idea! Do you have any idea where you might go on vacation? Thank you for your comment :D
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• United States
12 Nov 06
See you make a lot of money saving change.
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• United States
20 Nov 06
Thanks for your comment :D
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
29 Nov 06
yes i do... i have a container to put all my coins and when it is full, i will go to the bank to change it... :-)
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• United States
4 Dec 06
Thanks for ur reply, have a nice night.
• United States
4 Dec 06
Thanks for ur reply, have a nice night.
@raeleighb (385)
• United States
12 Nov 06
yea, I save my change in a big pickel jar. Pennies are going to put me through college. ( LOL, i wish)
• United States
12 Nov 06
or atleast help pay off loans!
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• United States
12 Nov 06
LOL they add up fast!! Thank you for your comment :D
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@Horizons (54)
• United States
29 Nov 06
I have several jars or containers of pennies, but nickels and anything larger tend to get spent eventually. THey do accumulate, but I use them for stamps, parking meters, etc.
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• United States
4 Dec 06
Yea i tend to spend most of the change i save LOL.
@sheraldea (263)
• Philippines
29 Nov 06
I do save coins. It really helps in time of need. Sometimes, I get surprised with how much I've saved.
• United States
4 Dec 06
Yea I agree with you :D
• Philippines
29 Nov 06
yes,it's fun and productive
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• United States
4 Dec 06
Thanks for your comment!
@nmw2005 (1197)
• United States
29 Nov 06
My husband has a gumball machinge in which you need coins (accepts all)in order to get the gum. I take the money from that and put it into a jar and we save it for vacations.
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• United States
4 Dec 06
Thanks for your comment!