These days, it appears that most people aren’t paying that much attention to the pennies or the coins. Most of them tend to think that in this generation, pennies no longer matter, especially now that everything just becomes more expensive as time flies.
And also, it’s pretty hard to save up money today, especially with the fact that most people of today are choosing to spend their money for clothes that they won’t need, food that they won’t finish, and other unnecessary things.
However, while most people are focusing on spending up their money, there’s this old man named Otha Andres of Louisiana who chose to save up all the coins that he finds. For 45 years, he saved up all the coins in a penny jar inside his house. After he filled up a dozen of five-gallon drums with all the coins that he found, he decided to go to the nearest bank to cash it in.
It took the bank more than five hours just to count Otha’s coins. And when they were done counting his coins, Otha was surprised with what the bank told him.
After less than five decades of saving up his coins inside a gallon, Otha was able to save up to $5,136.14! This guy must have been really proud of himself for saving up that big amount of money!
While others are having a hard time saving up their money, there’s this old man who chose to save even the cents, just so he could have enough savings in the future!
This just goes to show that every single cent in your wallet is valuable, and who knows, maybe one day, you’d be able to save as much as the amount that Otha had saved.
What do you think of this story? Will you finally save up the coins and try to do what this man did? Share us your thoughts!