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Put all your change in a jar. After a while you have quite a bit of cash that might have been lost or spent on impulse items.

- Submitted by PTCAKES 7/11/2010 in Saving Money | 8 Comments
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KNITTABLES 10/25/2010 6:45:00 PM

    I do this and at the end of the year I roll up all that change and cash it in for Christmas presents. Every little penny helps.
AKASHA66 10/17/2010 2:59:00 AM

    Adds up really quickly. I'm surprised more people don't do this. Great way to get something out of something we ignore. One month I had 100$ in there.
LESSISMORE2010 7/13/2010 12:36:00 AM

    I do this as well, and it adds up quicker than I thought it would. After the change can is full, it'll either go to savings, or it'll go to help fund a small get-away.
MRSRLC 7/12/2010 2:05:00 PM

    I do this as well. We cash the change in prior to leaving for vacation and we use that as spending money for the boards and treats for the kids.
DANABEV2 7/11/2010 5:22:00 PM

    I work part time as a delivery person for a restaurant, so all the change from my tip money goes into the jar!
JAMBUTTER 7/11/2010 10:01:00 AM

    I also have a jar open 4 all coins.
GRANDMAELL 7/11/2010 8:53:00 AM

    We do this too and are able to save for the grand kids. It is amazing how much it adds up.
PEACED13 7/11/2010 8:22:00 AM

    We do this. One Jar is set up for pennies and another jar is set up for all of the other change.

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