Some months ago, I posted about saving money. I challenged readers to guess how long it would take me to fill a big Smarties coin bank and how much money I would accumulate.
Readers guessed that it would take about seven to seven and half months to fill the coin bank. The only thing I had to offer for a correct guess was the satisfaction that they had been right.
And so, I write to you today to let those of you who guessed between 7 and 7.5 months know that you were correct.
Roughly seven months after starting this loose change savings, I have reached the top of the coin bank.
I don’t know how much is in the coin bank because I haven’t dumped it to count it. That is going to be time consuming and best done when my children are not home. (They can smell loose change a mile away and will come running to collect as much of it as they can for gumball machines and piggy banks.)