I save all my spare change from birthday to birthday.
I first heard this idea some 20 years ago on a radio talk show. People were saving their dollars from Christmas to Christmas. That's how they had their money for the Christmas holidays. I decided to try it. And for many years, I've saved all my spare change in a mason jar.
This year, the grand total is...
I forgot to take a picture of the full jar of change. This was a quart sized Mason jar, and it was 80% full. Here is the aftermath.
That change in the bottom is old leftover bus tokens and foreign coinage.
I still trip over the square coin from Aruba. There's some dutch change in there also. I will always keep that!
I use to have around $80-$90 worth of change. But I don't use cash enough... always a debit card. I remember at one time before the popularity of debit cards (when we only used debit cards), I would save DOLLAR BILLS from birthday to birthday. And at the end of the year I'd have $200-$400. That was GOOD birthday money.
And so is $63.19.
That's good birthday morning. I won't knock that. That's groceries. That's a tank of gas for Lucy Jr.
Right now, I am just holding it. For something special.
I don't know what that something special is.
But it will be special.
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