Apparently, Australians have $46 billion, or $2000 a person, sitting in loose change jars, car consoles, piggy banks, shop tills, office floats and a corner of the purse. That’s a lot of slush fund!
Further, if this figure is accurate, we’re losing $2.5 billion in potential interest…
This fascinates me! I rarely have cashola lying about, it’s the downside of being organised. I have the “pizza stash” and the “parking money stash” and my purse, of course, but when they’re empty, there’s not much else but a wee bit of foreign currency, which isn’t that useful if I’m wanting a litre of milk.
Do you know if you have spare notes/coins lying about? Have you checked the pockets of your jackets lately… or do you sometimes find a twenty or fifty dollar note when you least expect it?
Or, are you more routine with things: dumping coinage by the bed or top drawer? And if you do, is it a bit of schrapnel or enough for a fancy dinner for two? I’d love to hear from you, dear reader!