Yesterday, I watched a coworker count out twenty-two pennies while paying for a snack. Thankfully, there wasn’t a line of angry people behind her. I was impressed. I so rarely carry change. I usually have a few quarters in my wallet for emergency vending machine purposes, and there are always quarters in my car for tolls and parking meters, but beyond that, all my change ends up in a big jar on my dresser. Every so often, I take that jar to a CoinStar machine and exchange it for an Amazon.com gift code (no coin counting fee that way).
What do you do with your change? Do you spend it immediately? Throw it into fountains? Put it into socks and use as a weapon (I had a friend who kept a nickel filled sock by his bed to swing at any bad guys who might happen to break in)? Save it all for a rainy day? Or do you never ever use cash and thus never have any change to deal with?