Visit FamilyCorner.com for tons of seasonal ideas!
quick link - go to our home page quick link - kid's crafts, family fun, printables, etc quick link - sign up for our free newsletter quick link - holiday crafts, recipes and ideas quick link - gardening, organizing, saving money, decorating and more quick link - our FunBook is filled with lots of quick ideas, tips and crafts quick link - join our bustling community of friendly members


Go Back   FamilyCorner.com Forums > >

View Poll Results: Your coin jar - are you losing money?
The article was an eye opener! 6 16.67%
The article made me rethink my coin jar 9 25.00%
I already knew everything in the article 9 25.00%
I don't collect change 7 19.44%
I do something different - what? 5 13.89%
Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 07-20-2008, 06:11 PM
Amanda's Avatar
FamilyCorner Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: southeast Wisconsin
Posts: 4,490
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bilby
Forgive me if I'm generalising, maybe in Vegas it was to do with the amt of coins for the casinos? ... I could be and probably am way off base LOL.
Actually Kathy you are right on the money, pardon the pun ;-)

At least that's probably why they originally did it. Now a lot of the casinos use tokens instead of actual coin.

There are a LOT of those Coinstar machines in Vegas, such a rip off. But I HATED rolling coins, so I guess that was the trade off.
Reply With Quote
  #22 (permalink)  
Old 07-21-2008, 10:44 AM
Jackie's Avatar
Three Year Member
FamilyCorner Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Globe Arizona
Posts: 27
dear duval
I agree with you I spend my coins. What else are you saving them for.? We have 20 + saved in our jug. I hope it will go for a laptop.... But who knows somebody always needs something. delleen
Reply With Quote
  #23 (permalink)  
Old 07-21-2008, 08:09 PM
dval's Avatar
Nine Year Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 1,878
My hubby usually uses his change jar to pay for something I won't let him use the checking account money to buy. Like his fishing stuff, or a movie. It doesn't usually build up that big.
__________________
Donna Valliere
Reply With Quote
  #24 (permalink)  
Old 07-22-2008, 08:14 AM
debknechtel's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Postaholic
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: I'm not telling!!
Posts: 14,265
Theresa we are the same here...they have never charged for taking change at our banks.......Especially because we have 1 and 2 dollar coins......it is worth it for us to collect because those 1 and 2 dollars add up fast. We roll all ours before taking it in and have never had a probem.

hugs debbie
__________________

Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson







Reply With Quote
  #25 (permalink)  
Old 07-22-2008, 09:17 AM
SanDansMom's Avatar
Nine Year Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,932
Even if the banks charge (ours doesn't), I think the principle of saving whatever you can is sound. It's the mindset that counts. I personally find the thought of saving even pennies very appealing. I would be very upset if I was charged to deposit money into any account, though. I have never used a Coinstar machine. I have started putting back an occasional bill or two. My Italian MIL taught her girls to always quietly have a stash. I know she always had money if there was a genuine need.
__________________
Laura
Reply With Quote
  #26 (permalink)  
Old 07-22-2008, 09:26 AM
DeBora4BobbyL's Avatar
Welcome Wagon Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 16,010
My DH got his change sort machine, that sorts change and puts them in the rollers, cost him $8.
Reply With Quote
  #27 (permalink)  
Old 07-22-2008, 10:18 AM
danstigerangel's Avatar
Nine Year Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: somewhere out there
Posts: 28,957
Our bank doesn't charge for taking your change. I don't know if they will count it though. The coinstar machine here does charge.. I think they take 7% and print you out a coupon to take to the curtesy desk. They give you the money there.
I also use my debit card alot. I have a habit of throwing change in my purse. Then when my purse is to heavy, I put it in my change jar.
__________________
Lauri

Proud Granny of Maddox Timothy Joseph and Saorla Laurie Elizabeth and Graham Michael Eric!

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
Beverly Sills
Reply With Quote
  #28 (permalink)  
Old 07-22-2008, 10:52 AM
Pag36's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Maniac
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: In a home I love on a quiet st:)
Posts: 29,227
I do the same thing when I have change then put it in banks. I will count what I have in 2 banks for my yearly getaway with Susie come Oct.. That will be done early Oct as we leave either nite of 15th or early morn of 16th, Happy Saving everyone
__________________
I will take what I am served knowing someone out there is being served MUCH less
Reply With Quote
  #29 (permalink)  
Old 07-22-2008, 01:13 PM
LvlyRspbrry's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: VA
Posts: 27
Our bank doesn't charge to take loose change. Sometimes we do it that way or like last week we counted out 12.00 in dimes for medicine and 18.00 in quarters for gas. Neither place mind getting the change. We just throw in the loose change and when we run short before the next check we use it. Our grandson also gets his lunch and snack money out of the change jar.
Reply With Quote
  #30 (permalink)  
Old 07-22-2008, 01:26 PM
Amanda's Avatar
FamilyCorner Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: southeast Wisconsin
Posts: 4,490
Quote:
Originally Posted by LvlyRspbrry
Our grandson also gets his lunch and snack money out of the change jar.
Yep! We've used it for this too We've also dipped into the change jar for the ice cream truck
Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
15 Ways to Teach Kids About Money ajrsmom Kids & Money 1 01-16-2017 04:01 AM
Renters--How Much Money Will It Take? ajrsmom Travel & Vacations 17 08-14-2009 02:15 PM
Fighting About Money MsSmiley Marriage 11 07-28-2006 08:51 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:05 PM.


Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.

POPULAR AREAS OF FAMILYCORNER.COM

Our Family FunBook is packed full of ideas from parents just like you!

Our members say that they have never found a friendlier message board community than ours!

Our kid's craft section is filled with easy ideas for creative little minds.

We have tons of free printable coloring pages to keep your little ones happy.

We offer a wide variety of free newsletters delivered right to your inbox.

Our Household Hints & Tips have a wealth of information on cleaning, organizing, and more!
Go to the funbook Go to forums Go to kid's crafts Go to printables Go to newsletters Go to Hints & Tips

Home || Newsletters || Advertising || Terms of Use || Privacy || Services || Submissions || Contact Us || Media Opportunities || Link To Us || Shop || Feedback || Staff || e-Cards || Reminder Service



FamilyCorner.com® is sponsored in part by...




Visit our friends --> MomsMenu | Main Street Mom | She Knows | Baby University | Personal Fitness Zone | iChef.com

Copyright Notice | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use/Disclaimer