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Tuesday, 2002-12-24

pounds might actually make cents

For years I have emptied loose change in my pockets at the end of the day into some sort of piggy bank. No matter the coinage. Looking at my change before leaving, it was realized that I should probably deposit it all into my bank. My best estimate as to the amount of change I have is around sixty to seventy-five dollars.

Today I found out that the smallest paper note in the UK is £5 (five pounds). Therefore, when I buy anything and have less than £5 to be given back, that means a heck of a lot of pennies (change). Considering the fact that pounds are valued more than the all-mighty dollar (about $1.55 per £1) that would add up to quite a bit of money, and quickly. This would be an easy way for me to save money, without making a conscious effort to do so.

Just a random thought.


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