Kelli is hosting show and tell Friday again
So, here's mine.
You know those commercials about "keep the change banking"??? Well, I've been doing just that ever since my mother first gave me $2 to take to school to buy the $1.80 hot lunch. (ut-oh, I just dated myself huh?)
Here's my deal....I HATE to pay with exact change! Don't ask why, I just do.
So I always have a bunch of change hanging around. I have always ear-marked this change for some purpose. When I was young it was to buy a Walk-man tape player WITH auto reverse! (YIKES, did it again!!), Then it was whatever thing I wanted but didn't quite have the money for.
Nowadays we have the mason jar you see above on our kitchen counter-top. All our spare change goes in it. We'll dip into it occasionally for drinks and treats, but this is what we've accumulated over the past 2 months. When the jar is full (umm I'm past due here) I will roll all the change and deposit it in a special savings account I keep for the kids' schooling. We average about $30 a month in spare change.
Now, I always play a game. I guess how much money is in the jar before I begin. My guess today was about $60.
Let's get started!
I got $65 in rolled change, plus there is still quite a bit that wasn't enough to roll. Monday I will be off to the bank :-). One thing about rolled coins. They don't allow them in the drive-through. Something about not having enough vacuum to pull the heavy coins....I keep telling them to just hook my checking account up to the tube and the vacuum in it is guaranteed to pull all the money out of that tube...but no one will try it.
Here's an odd thing I found in my jar today.
This quarter has a hole in it. I don't know how or why someone would poke a hole in a perfectly good quarter...but here it is!
And folks, don't ever buy the rolling papers. Any and all banks will give them to you for free. (even through the drive-through)