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Half a Rand I found in a matter of days. This is real money, free for the taking!

Half a Rand! I found these coins in a matter of days. This is real money, free for the taking!

 

One of the things I keep on finding plenty of is: Money!

 

It makes me wonder about the general attitude towards money, if nobody is even bothered to pick it up when it’s free.

 

In Germany we used to say “Wer den Pfennig nicht ehrt, ist des Talers nicht wert.“ – kind of “If you don’t honour the cent, you don’t deserve the euro.” and in the UK it went “Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves.”

 

And what about the lucky penny? Is this not something worthwhile picking up?

Apparently not if you value your time in relation to the American minimum wage.

 

But that is of course idle thoughtexperimenting, because it’s not like you don’t get paid your ususal salary for the duration of you picking up a penny.

That penny on the street is real money, and it adds real value to your earnings: Exactly 1 penny, money for free!

 

And if you don’t want to keep it, giving away a lucky penny brings double luck! Or at least a smile on the recipient’s face. 😀

 

And the good you’re doing keeps on getting better:

You help your economy not to lose money, especially as the cent is more expensive to make than its value, meaning you could actually sell it for a better price in copper if you bring it to the scrap yard. 😮

 

So, next time you see money on the street, remember:

“Find a penny, pick it up. All day long, you’ll have good luck.” 🙂

 

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