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#1 Mel B

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 03:58 PM

My hubby is one of those men who unloads their pocket of change every night and never touches it again unless he needs money for a bus fare or newspaper. We had a huge tupperware container full that was overflowing all over our tallboy.

So finally I'd had enough, went to the bank, got the little coin bags and on the first rainy day (yesterday) the kids and I sat down to count it.

The grand total - $635!!

When hubby got home and I told him, he replied "you might want to do these as well then" and proceeded to haul out 3 more plastic shopping bags full of coins ohmy.gif

So I think we'll easily end up with over $1000.

Can anyone match this, and the most important question, seeing as I am the one doing the counting, bagging and banking, shouldn't this money be mine to spend? tongue.gif
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Posted 05 March 2010 - 04:02 PM

Holy crap ohmy.gif


QUOTE(Mel B @ Mar 5 2010, 03:58 PM) View Post

Can anyone match this, and the most important question, seeing as I am the one doing the counting, bagging and banking, shouldn't this money be mine to spend? tongue.gif


I definitely can't match that, but I say that YES, it absolutely should be yours to spend as you please! tongue.gif biggrin.gif
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Posted 05 March 2010 - 04:04 PM

QUOTE(Mel B @ Mar 5 2010, 04:58 PM) View Post

Can anyone match this, and the most important question, seeing as I am the one doing the counting, bagging and banking, shouldn't this money be mine to spend? tongue.gif

Nope - with much nagging my hubby has been taught to pay correct change for everything (even giving the extra $1.85 with a $10 note when something comes to $6.85 so he can get a $5 note in return). It hasn't been an easy lesson, but we're there, now.

As for the spending? ABSOLUTELY!!!

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 04:07 PM

ohmy.gif I was going to come in and commiserate, but yours is on such a higher scale biggrin.gif

I used to compare it to wombats marking their territory with nice neat piles of poo - men mark their territory by leaving deposits of change around biggrin.gif

We have a jar (actually a really pretty tea=light holder) in the lounge and one time that was full and we counted it and it was $188! That's nothing on $600 or a grand though ohmy.gif biggrin.gif

The last time we had an 'audit' I went to the bank with $83 of just 5c, and 10cs wacko.gif Generally I use all my change and then fill up my wallet with his biggrin.gif We fill up the parking-metre wallet in the car with the $1s and 50cs, and I force him to use the rest bit by bit biggrin.gif

I'd say in your case, definitely use it if you've gone to the bother of counting it biggrin.gif
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Posted 05 March 2010 - 04:08 PM

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ohmy.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

Forget counting and bagging it, take it to the bank so they can stick it in their fabulous coin counting machines.

More time for shopping happy.gif
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Posted 05 March 2010 - 04:09 PM

laugh.gif If not yours, you definitely deserve commission! Or maybe one for you, one for me wink.gif

I always keep my change in a tin, last time we had just over $1,800. My little brother beat me though, he had over $2,000!

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 04:10 PM

My hubby would be pretty close - we have hit over the $500 mark at few times. Now I do I clean out every couple of months and we usually hit the $200 mark! I have cordoned off certain rooms as mine i.e. any coins that make to the laundry (or notes for that matter) are mine! I see everything else as negotiable!

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 04:11 PM

QUOTE(Puggie @ Mar 5 2010, 05:04 PM) View Post



Nope - with much nagging my hubby has been taught to pay correct change for everything (even giving the extra $1.85 with a $10 note when something comes to $6.85 so he can get a $5 note in return). It hasn't been an easy lesson, but we're there, now.



That's exactly what I do - the only problem is it confuses the less mathematically-minded people who work at tills wink.gif
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Posted 05 March 2010 - 04:21 PM

Thanks for the confirmation that it is MINE ALL MINE laugh.gif

quote name='Puggie' date='Mar 5 2010, 05:04 PM' post='2754128']

Nope - with much nagging my hubby has been taught to pay correct change for everything (even giving the extra $1.85 with a $10 note when something comes to $6.85 so he can get a $5 note in return). It hasn't been an easy lesson, but we're there, now.

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I wish! Hubby looks at me in abject horror when I open my coin purse to get the .35c or whatever to give the correct change at a shop. And if I count out $10 or so in coins he starts to slink backwards out of the shop rolleyes.gif Umm hello, it is still money you know!

QUOTE(anon_e_mouse @ Mar 5 2010, 05:07 PM) View Post


I used to compare it to wombats marking their territory with nice neat piles of poo - men mark their territory by leaving deposits of change around biggrin.gif

We have a jar (actually a really pretty tea=light holder) in the lounge and one time that was full and we counted it and it was $188! That's nothing on $600 or a grand though ohmy.gif biggrin.gif



When we first moved in together I bought an attractive container for his coins. He filled it up in about 2 weeks and started leaving his "wombat poo" tongue.gif all over the house. That's when I installed the tupperware container. And when he "emptied" said container, after much nagging, it seems all he did was decant them into a plastic shopping bag and stick them in the back of the wardrobe. Bloody men!

QUOTE(maman @ Mar 5 2010, 05:08 PM) View Post


Forget counting and bagging it, take it to the bank so they can stick it in their fabulous coin counting machines.



Not our local branch of St G unfortunately. A friend works for them and says they are very badly equipped in such technology. Bummer. It's a good counting lesson for the kids though smile.gif
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Posted 05 March 2010 - 04:27 PM

I'm so over the little piles of coins around the house. DH should know better now Z is crawling around, I'm forever picking up random coins. DH drinks a lot of coffee and has a use for the used coffee containers - to put coins in. We've just moved house and the removalists had to use a trolley to carry the bag full of coffee jars to the truck. It was one of those stripey shopping bags with the zip so they didn't see what was in it. DH tells me all the time to go cash it in - yeah right, last time we cashed in over $800 and we needed a shopping trolley to get it from the car. i can't see myself loading them up on the stroller with baby in tow!

I definitely agree that the one that counts the money and takes it to the bank claims ownership.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 04:36 PM


My sister collected over $800 in coins. She used it for spending money on her honeymoon!!
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Posted 05 March 2010 - 05:44 PM

Shame that ur local doesn't have a coin counter there super i use it all the time

i'm saving for a choc lab puppy with my "piggy" money my partner comes home from work with a bag of coins every forthnight so it's adding up quickly
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Posted 05 March 2010 - 06:01 PM

My Mum just opened an Etruscan money pot that she was given which is used especially for saving. She put gold coins in there, and after a year had just over $1000! I took it to our bank and used the coin counter which was a lot easier.

I always use change when I shop. I used to love people who paid in coins when I worked in a supermarket - it's all money, and it means you don't need to order change!

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 06:20 PM

We get about $1000 every 3ish months. At the moment there is $535 in the box. DD's pencil has about $270 in it (DF gets the 1, 2 and 50c, DD gets the 20, 10 & 5's)

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 06:30 PM

We've been filling up one of those big water bottles for about 2 yrs now. We just recently counted the money and there is roughly $1900 in there - and that's with me raiding it every now and then ph34r.gif

Enjoy the spend tongue.gif
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