I'm on a mission to save money in March! I'll be posting three times a week with ideas and challenges. Free free to join in! :)
One of the first posts on this blog was about a family who had collected $1087 worth of change dropped on the streets of New York. It inspired me to dig out all my loose change and bank over £21 worth of coppers and 5ps. But how much money is still waiting to be found?
Donna Freedman found $21.31 in 2012.* She discussed people's aversion to picking up money, but argued that it's the little things in your budget that really add up in the long run. Admittedly it would be tricky to live on $21 a year, but whilst people are saving money by moving to a cheaper flat or selling their cars, they don't stop to think about the cost of the little things like eating out for lunch or a chocolate bar.
Challenge 2 of Money Saving March is to find and collect coins on the ground. (No matter how embarrassing it is!)
I've seen so many pennies on the floor lately. I found £4 in the Univeristy's toilets a while ago, and £1 in a trolley in Tesco! I'm a bit strange anyway, so I don't mind the odd funny look if I can collect a few quid's worth of coins from the floor this month!
(Yesterday The Boyfriend found a £10 note on the ground! AMAZING!)
How much do you reckon I'll find on the streets of Bristol, assuming ~30-60 minutes walking each day? Anyone fancy a Change Challenge? See if you can beat me! :D
*Thanks to Pamela for pointing me towards this post!