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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

J is for Jar with Found Money

How much is a penny worth to you? If you see one on the ground will you stop and pick it up?

Alone it isn't worth very much at all, I don't even know if you can buy anything with one penny today, but if you put several together they can add up to quite a bit.

We try to go for a walk every day and last year we seemed to find pennies on the ground almost everywhere we went. On October 1, 2011 we went for a walk and we found some money. As we were walking the girls decided it would be neat to save all the money we found and see how much we could accumulate. When we got home that day they got a quart jar and labeled it "Found Money Only" and the date. Throughout the last year every time we picked up any money we brought it home and added to the jar. Almost every time we added more money one of the girls would want to count how much we have. Most of the time we find pennies on the ground, our biggest find was 3 quarters in the bottom of the pool.

Can you guess how much we have?

Picking up money really does pay!!

The girls were planning on going out for ice cream when they found enough, but now that it is starting to add up they have decided that they will wait another year and see how much they have.

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Cristi said...

My mom always calls found money "pennies from heaven" and she keeps them in a jar at her house. She says she's saving them up to get a house someday.

Stefanie said...

Wow, that's a pretty good haul for such a short time.

Kym said...

what a neat idea! Not too bad for the amount of time you've been collecting!

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