I host an annual Found Change Challenge every year at The Non-Consumer Advocate, asking readers to save all their found money and then count it up when the year is over. (Or specifically, a week or so into January, but that’s neither here nor there.)
- My 2014 total was $37.90.
- My 2013 total was . . . umm . . . I can’t find the post. 🙁
- My 2012 total was $28.50.
My grand total for 2015 was $56.54, which included two coin deposits, $26 in paper money, plus 11¢ refused by the machine. (I also found random foreign coins, but they’re not include in the total.)
Here’s the $25 I found on the ground in front of the Whitney Museum!
Break it down:
1 dollar bill
1 five-dollar bill
1 twenty-dollar bill
And when I walked back to the car after turning in my coins, I found a lovely new penny just waiting for me on the asphalt!
And just for kicks, here’s an outtake from this morning.
I truly believe that valuing small amounts of money is very important to a healthy bank balance. Both as income and well as outgo. Watch your pennies and your dollars will take care of themselves. It goes without saying that I deposited the money into my sons’ college account.
Did you participate in the Found Change Challenge? Please share your findings (pun intended) in the comments section below.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”
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