500 Pounds Of Ka-Ching

Posted: January 19, 2015 in Uncategorized
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pennies

“For music, unlike a $500 software program, people are paying a buck or two a song, and it’s those dollars and pennies that have to add up to pay for not just the cost of that song, but the investment in the next song.”~ Hilary Rosen

Just when you thought it was safe. Just when you thought I had given up on this blog…

I’m starting 2015 with a whopper of a story. And surprisingly enough, it does not take place in Florida. It does not take place in California. It does not take place in New York.

No, it happened in Slaton, Texas.

That’s right. Texas!!! Hang on to your cowboy hats.

81 year old Ira Keys has found himself going viral today with the story of his almost lifetime savings that he took to the bank. He deposited 500 pounds (almost 227 kg) of pennies. His total deposit amount just a little over $800 USD.

What blows my mind is that this adventure in savings started well over 60 years ago and he’s just now going to the bank. All the weight of the coin that he brought in nearly broke down his pick up truck. That’s how heavy it all was. Plus I can just imagine the looks of people’s faces inside the bank that day when he went to deposit his coins.

How far have you gone to save money? What’s the largest amount you ever put aside?

 

http://www.wsfa.com/story/27873171/slaton-man-deposits-500-pounds-of-pennies

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