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Ca Ching
By Carole L. Piller
Friday, June 05, 2009

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How I found out how easy it was to save some money.

I’m in a cheerful mood and perhaps it is due to the fact that it is the end of the workweek.  Anyway, I feel like sharing a personal story that can be beneficial to you or anyone for that matter.

 Last year toward the end of the summer, I felt I needed more privacy in my yard.  I decided I wanted to tear down the old four foot fence and replace it with a new six foot fence.  The cost of a new fence was $2200 and the fence contractor would be available within a couple of weeks.  My husband and I each agreed to pay one half of the cost of the fence.  I didn’t want to take from my savings account or charge it to a credit card or lessen a payment on a bill for my half.  Instead, I decided to open up the banks I had been saving my coins in. 


I had a red piggy bank for all of my pennies and a large plastic pickle jar that held all of the silver.  The piggy bank was stuffed and I had been putting pennies in another bank.  I had covered the pickle jar with duct tape (another glorious use of duct tape) so I couldn’t see how much money was in it.  Opening the jar was delightful because the coins were about two inches from the top.  The jar was extremely heavy, therefore, I had to roll it to a position where I could open it.  It would have taken hours for me to count all of the coins, so I filled the coins into sturdy bags and my husband and I headed for the bank. 


With excitement, I watched the cashier load the noisy coins into the counting machine.  When she finished she announced that the pennies totaled $50.26 and the silver coins totaled $978.10.  Ca ching!  I only had to add $71.62 to cover my half for the fence.  I was thrilled at my accomplishment.


It took me two years to save the money and it was relatively an easy thing to do.  By the end of every week, I noticed that my purse was overburdened with change.  As a result, I started placing all my change into my banks.  I have restarted saving my coins, but this time my goal is to fill my banks in less time than it took before. 


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Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 6/5/2009
Another really good idea, and I've submitted two article regarding it, is to gather any broken or unused gold jewelry and, if you have a jewler that you trust, see if he'll buy the gold. Or you may also look in you telephone book under "Numismatic" as they, and most gold dealers will purchase scrap gold, melt it, remove the impurities, then reform it into 100% certified gold ingots and sell it by the ounce.
In the Los Angeles area a very reputable company is: You may also look in you telephone book under "Numismatic" as they, and most gold dealers will purchase scrap gold, melt it, remove the impurities, then reform it into 100% certified gold ingots and sell it by the ounce. Gold closed down this week with the price going at $955.60 an ounce. Maybe this'll pay for the entire fence, with some money left over. Mark

In the Los Angeles area a very reputable company is:
California Numismatic Investments, Inc. 800- 225-7531

California Numismatic Investments, Inc. 800- 225-7531

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