Monday, August 20, 2012

Counting the Pennies

Two years of dropping coins in here...


Yielded...



Enough money to pay our council rates for this year with a little leftover to use on another bill...Total in tin $1,774.60.  The rates are $1586.00.


 We have bought two more smaller tins this time as the big one tended to collapse when it reached  about three quarters full.

Every pay day I empty the coins that are leftover in my purse into the money tin.  Any other spare change is also put in there.  Amazing how it builds up into a nice little bonus.

Do you save your small change? 

xTania

19 comments:

  1. That is amazing Tania! My neighbor saves pennies, but your system gives alot more!

    I think I should switch gears at my house, and concentrate on saving money. Keep up the good work! love,andrea

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  2. aahhh i will be now..thanks for the push

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  3. My husband saves his change too..I don't, it just seems to pay for little bits and pieces all the time. Last year he saved about $1500 which went towards our holiday in Taiwan.

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  4. Congrats! That is ALOT of money in two years. I do the same...save all my change in my change jar. I use it to fund Christmas each year. It is such a great idea and the money deposited into the jar is hardly noticeable. Way to go!

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  5. Great idea Tania... but those rates...... ............
    whew !
    yes we save our pennies in a Collingwood tin lol....

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  6. Wow. I try to save my change but i'm not always successful. After seeing what you've saved i'm going to try harder.

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  7. Yes we save all our change in a jar and twice a year take it to the bank. It is amazing how much change adds up!

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  8. That's fantastic! I think it is successful because there isn't an opening to the can where you can steal from it! I have a china blue & white pig and he is holding $1, $2 and 50c coins for me. I can't wait to see how much is there when he is full. Well done,

    Joolz

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  9. Hi Tania...I was afraid to make soap too...the lye scared me. I was extra careful, and had a deep plastic pitcher to mix it in. It turned out to be not as bad as I thought, and was easier then baking almost. love,andrea

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  10. Yes we do!! We save them for vacation every year. We cash it in right before we go for spending money.

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  11. Hi Tania,
    In January I read a blog where they had a sealed pot challenge and i joined that,it is not a contest to see who saves the most but it is basically what you have done but every day you have to add to the pot even if it is only 20p(it is a UK blog).I joined up and now am on my third pot,I have a plastic container sealed with duck tape, I was on milkshake drinks for weight and they are perfect for it,everyone opens their pots on 4th December.For us we are saving for a 2014 UK trip so can't wait to count it.I put any notes left at the end of the week in there too..Is,t it amazing how it adds up..

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  12. I use my coins to pay for things. Hubby hates the little coins so maybe I'll start to save his. :)
    Anne xx

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  13. What a wonderful idea. Must make that bill a little less painful!

    Dave's Aunt does this with her bus change, saving it up for the children and handing us a very heavy bag of coins every so often. It's amazing how it adds up. A bit like knitting, stitch by stitch! :)

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  14. I used to swoop upon any change left lying around the house and it went into a china cat moneybox. I referred to it as my 'running away' money and although I never DID run away, it was astounding at how much ended up in the box - paid for lots of useful household bits and pieces!

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  15. Hi Tania, boy it really adds up and money you don't really miss either ...well done...
    Sherrie from Simpleliving :)

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  16. Nice little stash there Tania !!!!
    Good on you :0)
    I wish my rates were $1586.00 a year ! Lol.
    $1278.00 Half yearly...Dont get me started ;0)

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  17. I do the same with $5 notes,I won't spend any in my wallet and put them in a jar.When I get $100 I change it to the one note.Some days I may not add any. other days it could be $20.I had $3500 last year.It was a huge help.

    Regards Southgirl.

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  18. Wow this is inspirational. I'm going to start this now and I think we'll use the money for a holiday. We never seem to have any left over for those.

    Thanks for posting.

    Jen

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  19. Yes, we toss excess coins into a little basket and when it gets heavy, I divvy it up and bank it in the kid's savings accounts. Usually it's about $20 each.

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