But unlike the song, I'm not 100% sure why!
DH and I have saved our change for years. The last time we cashed it out, we had almost $1,000 worth. That was 18 months ago and we ended up using it to help offset some of our moving expenses. We never seem to save for anything in particular. I highly doubt if we were to have an actual goal in mind that it would change how much we do dump into our container.
Pardon the really bad pun, but I've heard the pros and cons of both sides of the coin and we will stick with the pro side. We've been doing this for so many years that we just don't miss this change. It is also nice knowing we have a little extra being saved on the side.
This morning I cleaned out my purse. I had just a few dollars worth of change. Dumping that change into our container the words "saving nickels saving dimes" from Linda Ronstadt's version of Blue Bayou found its way into my head. It is what got me to thinking about writing a post about saving change. Do others who are on a debt slaying mission save theirs too? Should we be applying it all to our debt? While it would probably be the smart thing to do (and I never said I was smart!) I doubt we will. On a positive note, when we do decide to use it, the money will be spent wisely. It may help offset a purchase we need to make or we might even use it to buy something for our home. Time will tell!
Are you a change saver? If so, what are you saving for?