Pennies From Heaven

@teamrose (1499)
United States
February 6, 2010 11:59pm CST
Do you pick up pennies you see on the street? I was told I am cheap because I have a piggy bank with nothing in it but found money. I have had this bank for many years and it is really quite heavy. I am so tempted to break it open and see just how profitable pickup coins from the street can be.
9 responses
@ckyera (17262)
• Philippines
7 Feb 10
hello teamrose, well yes, i do pick those coins on the street, even if its a .25 cents (philippine peso) or one peso i still pick it. its still money after all...hehe and besides few small amounts when adds up can also buy something in the future... but what i just do with those coins is either i put it on my wallet & use right away as an addition to my fare on public transpo or i put it in a small jar and just get some when needed...hehe they are really useful. now i am thinking to do the same like you, have a piggy bank and put them all there & just break it when its full...hmmm nice idea...thanks!
@teamrose (1499)
• United States
8 Feb 10
If everyone in the world just pick up the change and donate any they don't need or want to me, I'd be rich.
@ckyera (17262)
• Philippines
9 Feb 10
haha...i think so!
• United States
7 Feb 10
I might if it's anything more than a dime...every little bit counts right? Though sometimes if I pick up more than a few dollars, I feel kinda bad taking it since then it means that someone else lost that money, and I personally hate losing money. Lol, you should totally break it open though, that would be cool...or maybe wait until it's full first =P
• Sri Lanka
7 Feb 10
The best thing would be to think, what would I do if same amount of money was lost by myself? Depending on the amount and the place, if I would report to some office for example school reception if the money was lost inside the premises of a school, or to to nearby police station if the money lost was substantial and in a public place. Depending on the above, if there's a place I would have reported, then I would return the money to such place so that the person who lost the money may do the same and (hopefully) recover it. Otherwise, it would be better to use that to help someone in need rather than letting it go waste.
@teamrose (1499)
• United States
7 Feb 10
I'm not talking about finding a large sum of money. I'm talking about just small change like a penny. Do you stoop to pick up a penny. I will cross the street if I saw a penny over there.
• United States
7 Feb 10
I pick up the change on the streets as well. It goes in the kids piggy banks and they enjoy having their own money and saving. It teaches them the benifit of saving money as well as possibly getting what they saved for one day.
@teamrose (1499)
• United States
7 Feb 10
Nice. It is surprising how quickly money in a piggy bank grows. Good for the kiddies too.
• United States
7 Feb 10
I agree, it grows real fast and before long you have more than you thought you would. It's free money sitting in parking lots or on a sidewalk and I will not pass it up. Glad I am not the only one. :)
@olepmis (843)
• Philippines
9 Feb 10
pennies are part of a dollar. we should respect our denominations even if it's pennies. I admired you for picking up those pennies when it's added up you can change/deposit them to the bank as savings.
@teamrose (1499)
• United States
10 Feb 10
You are so right. Holding in a piggy bank does not get any interest, but the interest rates are so low, you have to have at least $100 to even matter. So I will continue my penny savings and one day soon, I'll have a few hundred dollars of found money.
• United States
8 Feb 10
I have no shame in picking change up on the street. I have been doing this for a about 10 years and have been filling a gallon jar with it. The jar is almost half full with quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. Anxiously waiting for it to fill up so I can see how much is in there!
@teamrose (1499)
• United States
9 Feb 10
You are going to be pleasantly surprised when you go to the bank and see how much money all that change turns into.
@dragon54u (31297)
• United States
7 Feb 10
I always pick up money I find in the street-why not? Every cent counts! While I'm not a miser, I save everything I can so I'll be ready for costly repairs to the car or house and not have to borrow money. Pennies turn into dollars eventually! I don't have a place just for found money anymore but I used to and while it didn't fill up quickly it was steady and came in handy more than once!
@teamrose (1499)
• United States
8 Feb 10
Smart move. If more people read this thread, they will be better off, if only by a little bit.
• United States
7 Feb 10
I will pick up any money. It can be a penny and I will stop and pick it up. Some people won't do it because of pride issues or maybe they have plenty of money. I also have a piggy bank (actually it a big pickle jar..lol) and I add to it when I find change.
@teamrose (1499)
• United States
8 Feb 10
Fill that pickle jar and laugh all the way to the bank. Pennies do indeed grow into dollars.
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
7 Feb 10
I have a piggy bank myself too, but I didn't pick the pennies from the street. Instead, I was saving those pennies from spare changes from stores. I might not have many chances to use those pennies, and I don't want to keep them on my pocket. So, if I have some penny changes, I just keep them on my piggy bank. It was quite heavy now, and I want to break it, and bring them to the bank.
@teamrose (1499)
• United States
7 Feb 10
Why don't you pick them up if you see them on the street? Are you concerned about germs? I hope not because all money is dirty.
• Australia
7 Feb 10
If it's anything less than $1 I won't bother... unless it's a few different coins in the one spot that add up to $1. I feel kinda dodgy bending over on the street to pick up money, haha I kinda feel like a bum. But if it's worth it I won't care, I actually yell out in pride "I FOUND TWO BUCKS!!!" followed by weird looks from bystanders. haha
@teamrose (1499)
• United States
7 Feb 10
Ahh, it must be nice to be able to step over money and not feel it's worth picking up. Do you ever find clusters of coins?