Time to Empty Your Piggy Bank

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“A penny saved is a penny earned”…really though? That classic proverb is one that doesn’t really ring true anymore. Honestly, who saves pennies anymore? We make fun of my dad, because he still does. He keeps them in a jar and packs some into his fanny pack every day and actually pays for stuff with them. But, if you’re like me, most purchases happen with the swipe of a card. We’re digital now, Baby. And, if we DO use cash, most of us use bills and end up tossing the change in our purse (never to be seen again) or into the center console of our car (which somehow always manages to get sticky), or we just let the coins slip right through our fingers and onto the floor of the Piggly Wiggly. “Keep the change…”

Now, quarters, we use quarters. Vending machines. Parking. Laundry. But, the penny? Poor little guy. How many times have you thrown one away? Admit it.

Want to guess how much its costing us to make these pennies? $116.4 Million dollars per year. Something has got to change.

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