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Day 6 Change Jar Stash

August 28th, 2016 at 05:11 pm

Raided the change jar for a pack of tortillas (for taco salads later in the week) = 1.29
Tithe at church
Breakfast: cereal w/milk, banana
Lunch: Overnight oats and peach tea
Dinner: Turkey/Veggie Casserole leftovers.
Snack: Ice cream sandwich
Extra food: none

I have several change jars. My husband has one for his spending on his dresser. He uses a beer growler. In July, we emptied his growler and counted out the change. The total was surprising…Nearly $200! He deposited in savings. I have a small jar and I separate the silver change from the pennies. We also keep a piggy bank in the laundry room and whatever change we find, we put it in the bank. I also have an Altoids tin that I keep in the car and sometimes change I find I put in there. I recently gave a homeless person my entire Altoids tin containing change (I think I had about 3.00). I like keeping those tins with change in them in case I can help someone. Finally I have a small jar that I keep at the office. I rarely carry cash but when I do, I sometimes buy lunch and deposit the change in my small jar. The amount on my side bar is from my dresser. I will take some time to count what I have in the laundry room and at the office and make a combined total. I would consolidate but for some reason, I find comfort in having a little stash of pocket change near me.

I forgot to mention about side gig from Friday. I have a hurt foot and my side gig requires I climb a ladder to check smoke detectors. I wasn’t confident in doing that with my foot so I asked DS1 take over the inspection and I will drive. We agreed to split it 35/15 in his favor since he completed the entire inspection and I just drove. So my earnings were 15.00 instead of 50 but that’s ok. In a future post I will tell you about my side business since it is a long story.

7 Responses to “Day 6 Change Jar Stash”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    I'm interested to hear more about your side gig Smile Lots of detail in your entries, I enjoy reading them Smile

  2. Trying to get ahead Says:

    Thanks Scottish girl... I enjoy your blog too! Smile

  3. CB in the City Says:

    My change doesn't add up quickly, as I do most of my spending with a credit card. But I save quarters for laundry, and all other change goes into a bowl in the kitchen. When it fills up, I cash it in -- usually about once a year.

  4. Trying to get ahead Says:

    CB, it usually takes a long time for me because I don't have very much self-control :P. I usually use my debit card for purchases but DH is a cash guy so he accumulates quickly, but to fill the growler, it takes about 6-7 months.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Like your idea of change jars. We have one which is basically an old pickle jar. We put money in it throughout the year and then cash it in and put it in our vacation account. My husband likes to carries cash, so he has more change than I do. I carry a little cash, but most of my purchases are made with the credit card since I'm the one buying groceries and meds.

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    I remember the days when we would fill a cottage cheese container with change! I think we just spent more cash then, where now we use a credit card. It would easily add up to $20-25. At the time this was happening we would apply those funds towards debt payoff.

  7. Trying to get ahead Says:

    Our credit union has a change machine (like a Coinstar). We deposited the change in our joint savings account. The savings in my sidebar is my personal savings.

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