Save your change–it “can” add up fast!
I keep a coffee can under the kitchen counter, and every day, or whenever I have change in my pockets or purse, I toss it in there.
My husband’s pockets always seem to be filled with change too, which I find when I’m doing the laundry. That goes in the can as well.
It’s amazing how fast it all adds up, and it’s almost like free money…at least it feels that way. It’s money you don’t really miss. I then take it to a Coinstar machine at the local supermarket, which counts the money quickly and spits out a receipt that I bring to the cashier for cash. Each can is usually about $50-90.
Take that “free” money and put it in a savings account. Or, right at Coinstar, you can always redeem your money for gift cards or charitable donations (which you can use for tax credit later!).