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11-12-2011, 01:41 PM
Just recently I have decided to no longer keep pennies. When I get them in change I either put them in the tip jar, put them in the penny holder by the cash register of the store I am in or simply toss them on the ground for some kiddo to find. They just arenít worth the bother to me. Having said that, I can assure you I am not some wealthy guy who is loaded.
If I were king Iíd drop the penny altogether and round all purchases to the nearest nickel.
11-12-2011, 08:12 PM
I have a large novelty drink mug on my counter. All the Abes go in there, when its full I fill a quart size ziploc and Coinstar it. I usually end up with $17-20 every other month. Thats my slush fund!
11-12-2011, 09:19 PM
You could just send em to me. :001_smile Every little bit helps. Give me a half penny any day.
I roll my change every year and always get a few hundred bucks. The majority of the coins are pennies, now they arent that much, but they add up.
I appreciate that you put them in the tip or penny jar. I have known people who throw them in the trash, I just dont think thats right. I respect your choice, and I agree with you that purchases should just be rounded to the nearest nickle. I just couldnt do it. Then again I am a little weird with money so it could just be me.
11-12-2011, 09:41 PM
Pennies were really annoying when I was in the US. Really, what is the point?
One thing I did like doing was squashing them in those machines they have in tourist places. When we came home we had quite the collection of squished pennies. :001_tongu
The smallest coin we have here is 5c. When I come to power they will be gone too.
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