Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Pocket change

If you went to your car right now and gathered up all the loose change how much would you have?
Two dollars, five dollars maybe even eight or nine dollars?
I never realized just how fast change can add up until I worked at the bank. Customers would bring in even just a small zip lock bag full of change that they found in their cars or that they had been saving for the past month and it seriously would add up to be $20 to $50. I was completely shocked, I have always heard that change adds up quickly but I didn't really think that much of it.
Well growing up I had these little piggy banks, actually one was an Easter rabbit...rabbit & piggy banks. 
I had probably four and then when I was younger I had made clay jars in art class. My mom would empty her pockets every day and put in my piggy/rabbit banks and then I would just add my loose change into those clay jars. 
While I was packing up my room I didn't want to have to pack those up so I poured them all out and started counting and counting aaaand counting.
and this is the total I had

4 piggy/rabbit banks, 2 clay these were small banks that I could hold in my hand so they filled up pretty quickly but sill $79.30?!?!!!!! 
That's $79.30 more than I didn't have.
So on the next rainy day go dig out all the loose change around your house and out of your car.
Count it.
Roll it.
Deposit it.
and when the teller hands you your receipt showing you the amount you just deposited, you can thank me with half of it ;)


  1. I have a huge vase that I feel up with all my coin tips I get while being a barista. Every season I go to the bank and I see how much. The most I got was 190 dollars. I had no idea!! I love change & people really don't see the value in it till the go to the bank and see what it can really do. It does add up. Congrats on your amount, go have a great forth with it.

    xo. Kailagh

  2. That's awesome!! We used to have enough change, that we would pay our power bill with it!

  3. Every year I collect my change in one of those cute piggy banks from Target and then near Christmas time I take it all out and buy myself a new Coach purse from the outlet. It's pretty awesome!

  4. This is amazing! I knew a girl during college who would put all her change in a jar at the end of every day and by the time Spring Break rolled around she paid for her Caribbean cruise tickets entirely with the money from her change jar! xx

  5. Wow, a little bit of change can go a long way! :) I need to start keeping all my change.

    xoxo -B ♡


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