Found money adds up so quickly!

By Yuki
@yukimori (8542)
United States
July 16, 2017 2:18pm CST
I have a special bowl set aside for all of the money I find. On December 31, I emptied it out started fresh the next day with just a few pennies I I found at the grocery store. I've added a lot of change to it since then, along with a few bills. Pretty much every time I go out to a store I come home with at least a coin or two to toss in there. Yesterday I got some coin wrappers at Dollar Tree and sat down to count what I've found so far. $60.46 I wasn't surprised to find that I had enough dimes to fill a $5 roll, or that I had enough pennies to fill two $0.50 rolls. They seem to be easily overlooked when they fall to the floor. The really strange thing is how many large bills I've found this year, two $10's and a $20. My grandma used to say that coins on the ground were gifts from angels to show us that we're on the right path or get our attention. I've found a lot more this year than I did last year... maybe it's a sign!
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@manandezo (678)
• Petropolis, Brazil
16 Jul
I remember a friend of mine saying "Thank you Great Source" whenever she found a coin on the streets. And that was something I learned as she said: "We must be thankful for the little things we receive to deserve bigger ones in the future". That was nice!
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@yukimori (8542)
• United States
16 Jul
You know, it's so true! I've definitely noticed that in my own life this year. Gratitude for the things we have--no matter how small--leads to an abundance of blessings. Or so it seems, anyway. Maybe it's just that having a positive outlook makes us more receptive to the positive things that come our way.
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• Petropolis, Brazil
17 Jul
@yukimori I completely agree with you! =)
@vandana7 (57189)
• India
16 Jul
Nice thought. I collect coins. Have a good collection. But I started collecting only recently.
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@yukimori (8542)
• United States
16 Jul
I've been collecting coins for years outside of this little project... I have a lot of foreign coins that I've found, as well as some unique American coins like wheat straw pennies and silver dimes and quarters. It's such a fun hobby, especially if you're able to find them yourself rather than buying them.
@lovebuglena (2959)
• United States
16 Jul
How long did it take you to reach sixty bucks? I've never found that much money (in total) anywhere. Usually I find pennies. If I am lucky sometimes I find a nickel, a dime or a quarter. I am not sure I ever found any dollar bills or other denominations, except in my own pockets of something in the closet or in my parents' house, except for one time at the mall where I didn't bend down to pick up a dollar bill at the bottom of the escalator and when I returned it was already gone. I also have the coin wrappers. If I ever shop at the store with actual money (as opposed to a credit card), I usually save the change and put them in the wrappers, and then deposit into my bank. Once, I deposited about $23 worth of pennies into the bank. I think what I want to do right now is whenever I find coins (or bills if lucky) outside I will put them aside and then count up how much I found... That would be interesting to see...
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@yukimori (8542)
• United States
16 Jul
That's just what I've found since January 1st of this year. What I've come to realize is that the more I focus on finding lost coins, the more I find. I find a lot in checkout lanes, and around or under vending machines. Drive-through windows are a good spot to look, too, although they can be a bit hazardous. I have a separate jar for change I get back from purchases, and another where I keep the money I get back for the milk bottle deposits from the local dairy's products. At $2 per bottle, those deposits add up even faster than the found money!
@Corbin5 (79022)
• United States
16 Jul
Wow!! I need to look at the ground more when I am out and about. You sure have a nice amount of found money!!!
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@yukimori (8542)
• United States
16 Jul
It gets to be second nature after you do it for a while. My biggest challenge these days is spotting coins before the kids do... if they find them, they go into their piggy banks instead of my jar!
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@Susan2015 (18326)
• United States
16 Jul
I've heard that finding dimes on the ground is a sign from heaven from loved ones telling you they are all right. That change really does add up.
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@yukimori (8542)
• United States
16 Jul
I've heard that, and that it's a sign that you're following the right path. Pennies can be a sign to stay positive, too. I found one of the pennies in my jar just before I walked in the door to meet my supervisor for my last job interview... still haven't heard back about the position, even though it's been a couple weeks now, so I hope that one was a definite sign for me. Sometimes things move slower than molasses there.
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@Tina30219 (25822)
• Onaway, Michigan
17 Jul
Congrats on your savings of your change. You saving it for anything special?
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@yukimori (8542)
• United States
17 Jul
It's part of a challenge that I'm working on, where the ultimate goal is to start with a single found penny and end up with over $1 million.
@Tina30219 (25822)
• Onaway, Michigan
17 Jul
@yukimori Good luck on that I hope it happens for you.
@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Aug
What a great way to think of coins. I read a blog post one time that said found coins were a reminder that "In God we trust" and we should be prayerful about them and thankful. I think you find money because you nurture your finds, keeping them and accumulating them. We often have more blessings than we know.
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@yukimori (8542)
• United States
5 Aug
What an interesting way to think of it! Even the little blessings in life are something to be grateful and thankful for. I've added quite a few new finds to that little bowl on my desk since I wrote this discussion, too.
@Hate2Iron (7325)
• Canada
16 Jul
I wonder how much money is lost in any given year. That is a nice little amount!!
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@yukimori (8542)
• United States
16 Jul
Too bad there's no way of knowing for sure! I'd guess it could easily be in the millions, if what I've found in our little city here is any indication.
@skydream (1015)
• Agate, Colorado
16 Jul
I started doing that too and within like 2-3 weeks i had $13 in just change. So many people I know hate change so they just give it to me or drop it not realizing how it could add up. I like the saying your grandma said, it's a positive and hopeful thing (:
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@yukimori (8542)
• United States
16 Jul
I'm surprised by how many people don't value their coins. At least one or two people a day tell me to keep their pennies when I give them their change. I just take it as a form of paying it forward and use it to round up change for other customers so they don't have as many pennies to deal with in their own pockets and purses.
@JohnRoberts (39066)
• Los Angeles, California
16 Jul
I always pick up coins! A penny saved is a penny earned.
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• United States
23 Jul
Spare change definitely adds up! I have an electric jar that counts that I put in here & there when my purse gets heavy. I haven't checked how much is in there yet but it's half way. :)
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@much2say (34688)
• United States
20 Jul
I like the idea of it being a good sign . You found some pretty big bills . . . my little son found $5 in the parking lot last month. It's totally worth picking up those coins here and there - 60 plus is a lot and the year isn't even over!!
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@celticeagle (114391)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Jul
My daughter is so lucky. She is always finding money. Paper money and change. All over. She has since she was a child. She'll walk out the front door and find a $20 bill laying there.
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@Tracy04 (10696)
• Malaysia
17 Jul
I wonder if dollar tree is earning money site.
@yukimori (8542)
• United States
17 Jul
Dollar Tree is a store that sells a variety of products. It's what we call a "dollar store" because everything they sell is priced at $1.
@Tracy04 (10696)
• Malaysia
17 Jul
@yukimori online store or also has local buildings? I would spend $10 for something there if available in online store