Jackie - posted on 10/02/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )
Okay in my house hold we save all our change. When were doing this it doesnt really seem like were loosing any money. At the end of the day we empty our change into three different banks. Our 11 year old gets all our dimes, our 3 year old gets all our pennies, and the nickels get split evenly. The quarters however go in the 3rd bank and we use it for Christmas.
Okay so lets do the math here to see how much we save in one year.
If in one day we get 1 penny, 1 nickel, 1 dime, and 1 quarter to put in the banks lets see how much can be saved.
365 pennies = $3.65
365 nickels = $18.25
365 dimes = $36.50
365 quarters = $91.25
all together thats $149.65
Now that is just saving one of each coin per day. Theres times when I have 3 or more of each coin. Now take into consideration that in my house we have my purse and my hubbys pockets to empty everynight. Now lets go back to the one of each a day but with both parents adding to it and thats $299.30 a year.