Guess what’s on my dresser? It’s a money jar. Inside is all my spare change that I collect each day. Instead of putting spare change into a vending machine, I keep it in my pocket. If I see a penny on the ground, I pick it up. All spare change goes into my money jar.
When the money jar gets full, I take it to the Coinstar machine at the local grocery store or to the bank using coin-wraps. From there, I deposit the money into my checking account. Eventually, the money is transferred to my kids 529 College Savings Plan where it grows over time. If it works better for you, deposit the money into a savings account that earns interest. This is a simple and easy way to build up a little extra money.