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#16 proka

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 06:46 PM

I say go on a relaxing family holiday!!

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.




QUOTE(Mel B @ Mar 5 2010, 05:21 PM) View Post


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

Yeah at the bank I work for if people come in with loose change in large amounts that are not bagged correctly we have to give them bags and tell them they have to count and bag them themselves. We don't have coin counting machines (we have the scales, though, they're not what you are talking about?)


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Posted 05 March 2010 - 06:54 PM

My dad is simialar, and used to put all his change in glass juice jars on top of the fridge. I remember he counted it all one day and he had close to $3K sitting on top of his fridge ohmy.gif We went on a holiday a few weeks later which was a rarity in my childhood.

I should do the same actually, i find if I have change in my purse I spend it on the drink fridge at work.
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Posted 05 March 2010 - 07:11 PM

We had a couple of hundred in a tin, until our house was broken into and it was stolen.

Now we have a couple of tins with a couple of hundred in it, which isn't a bad effort for 2 people that don't use cash a lot... normally we use eftpos for everything

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 07:40 PM

We had around $400 until we were broken into a week ago. dry.gif Mongrel.
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Posted 05 March 2010 - 08:06 PM

My husband is a reformed coin collector! When we first got married I slowly worked my way through all his containers of coins, they paid for school excursions, coffees, bread & milk ect. He did have a few hundred, but he no longer collects them, he has realised that the minute he takes them out of his wallet, I will pick them up & put them in my purse... he's finally realised that $5 in coins is still $5.

I think before I came along he was taking them to the bank every $800 or so, I'm pretty sure that was the last amount I helped him count.
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Posted 07 March 2010 - 05:07 PM

Nice! biggrin.gif

Well it's obviously a good way for your hubbie to save money.

Treat yourselves to a nice date night or something

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 09:56 AM

I've heard of people using coins as their savings plan for the family holiday... great idea I think!

I wish we could save that much in coins, but we use it all the time because we're always skint broke!

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:50 AM

OMG I can't believe it came up to that much money WOW.

I actually use and keep all my change. DH on the other hand is another story. His change is usually just dumped anywhere in the house or car. If anyone finds loose change in this place it's his.

I should start up a jar for it all as well and see how much it adds up to.

I think it could be getting worse as well with his new wallet having a rediculously small change section that his fat fingers can't get into.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 03:25 PM

Hubby does coin jars in the wardrobe too. Twice I yeah I count and bag and get anywhere from $300-600 depending on whether he clears the car and his desk at work as well or not.
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Posted 21 May 2010 - 06:45 AM

Hubby dumps spare change on our kitchen bench, I pocket it and buy coffee!

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 07:02 AM

The final total was just over $900. We put our car in for rego the week I banked the money and it needed repairs totalling...just over $900. So I guess that worked out well even though I didn't get to go shopping!
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Posted 21 May 2010 - 07:05 AM

Last time we took hubby's to the bank there was over $1200 in there smile.gif

I LOVE counting money (I am an accountant - go figure wink.gif) so I always count it so we know how much there is then hubby takes it to the bank and they put it though the coin sorter - no need to bag it.

I haven't done his drawer for about a year so it is probably time I did. It is a very handy savings account!!
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Posted 21 May 2010 - 02:06 PM

QUOTE(Mel B @ Mar 5 2010, 04:21 PM) View Post

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!


Hahaha your husband would hate to be married to me then!! Last year I was putting all our $1 and $2 coins into a tin for Christmas time. I then went into shops and if I spent $84, I stood there and counted it out in gold goins laugh.gif I didn't care, and most places were always like, oh we always need change. I bet the people behind me didn't like me much though tongue.gif
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Posted 22 May 2010 - 10:01 AM

Its a great financial lesson for the kids, isn't it - look after the cents and the dollars will take care of themselves.

Years ago, while saving for our wedding, we had a huge jar where we put in all our gold coins. When we filled it, it weighed 11kg and totalled $2400!

The bank wanted to charge us $125 or 5% (whichever was greater) for processing it - even though we'd bagged it all ourselves! ohmy.gif Luckily we were a member plus or something like that, so it was free dry.gif .

cool.gif--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Mel B @ Mar 5 2010, 04:28 PM) View Post</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->

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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I would definately ask for a cut of it tongue.gif

Now we have a small box and I put change in my purse from time to time, so when something comes to $11.45, I'll pay with notes and $1.45 change.

ETA: lilacgirl and nephthys how horrible you both being robbed! mad.gif

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 11:04 PM

I was coming in here to boast about the $210 hubby counted out in coins last night .. but i'll be quiet now LOL laugh.gif

My hubby never has coins in his wallet ! he takes them all out when he gets home or puts the gold ones in his car for his cheeseburger fund tongue.gif

We had a piggy bank full of coins a few years back that got smashed when our house was broken into sad.gif it was a vintage piggy bank that belonged to DH's Mum that we would of passed onto Max. I collected all the pieces and one day plan on putting it back together somehow.
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