3.22.2010

A Penny Saved

So do you have a jar that collects spare change? Do you have a special place where you put the money that you harvest twice a year from under the couch cushions or out of the vacuum after cleaning the car? Do you pick up pennies in the parking lot or swoop down for the occasional quarter that is just sitting there on the road? If you have answered no to these questions, here is some advice from us…take the time to pick it up and put it in a jar and turn it into a special fund. For us, every time we pick up a penny off the ground it goes to our Ice Cream fund!!


Instead of using a jar for the coins we have this quirky looking little piggy bank thing we got as a freebie item from a company. Ironically the piggy bank has the logo of a bank in Colorado that went under just last year. Anyways we put an amazing hand drawn picture of an ice cream cone over the business logo to remind us of the importance of building this fund. It is a lot of fun. Every time we find a dirty penny as we’re walking into the grocery store or do some deep cleaning and come across a nickel or a dime we smile and put it into the ice cream fund. Over the winter months it tends to build up a bit as we prepare for the summer time. We have found that this money is best allocated towards buying ice cream at the grocery store because the ice cream can be enjoyed for longer than one day…like our last post and disappointing experience with the parable of the VERY small ice cream cone. Anyways, just this last week we opened up the ice cream fund and counted our earnings…and WOW it had grown a little! So we went out and got some ice cream at the store. We picked up some other items while we were there, but we even made sure to make two separate purchases, so we could use the money specifically for the ice cream.

The Andrew and Brianna Ice Cream Fund was established around 2007 and has been going strong ever since. If you would like to make a contribution to the Andrew and Brianna Ice Cream Fund, please drop it on the sidewalk in front of our house or in the gutter next to our car. We prefer small coins no larger than a quarter to help conserve space in our piggy bank.

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