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May 03, 2021

Good morning crew,

It turned into a better weekend than I was anticipating. Friday night I noticed that the change jar I keep on my kitchen countertop was almost full, so I determined to take it to the bank on Saturday and see how much I've accumulated.

This is a trick I leaned from Thrifty Tips (which you can subscribe to for free by clicking here). The change jar is just a 1 liter candy jar I keep on the countertop. Whenever I get a little change in my pocket I dump it in there. It's an easy way to save because the money doesn't really come out of my budget and I never miss it. And since I don't like to use credit cards or debit cards I'm constantly paying for small purchases with cash... which means I'm frequently coming home with change.

You would be surprised by how fast it accumulates. I think the last time I cashed it in was before last year's Oktoberfest, which means I've been adding to it now for about 7 months, and when the bank ran it through their change counting machine I ended up with nearly $230!

Maybe not a fortune, but when you consider that I used to just keep loose change in my truck's cup holder and use it to make exact change for whatever, cashing in $230 is like free money for almost no effort.

And before you ask, yes, I did split it with the wife. 60/40.

Laugh it up,

Joe

joe@gophercentral.com

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