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Anonymous
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"We don't use change, it makes you look poor."

A former student said this. He is poor. One day we were going home from school we drove through for a drink. He paid for his and I handed him his change. He quickly threw the coins out the window. I asked him why he did that? His response was " change makes you look poor, if you use change people will know you are poor."

I was a little astonished. I always use and save change. Fill a jar and take it to the bank. We do that for extra fun money when we go places.

Then another low income student said the same thing.

So have you heard this before?
Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 27, 2014 at 1:42 PM
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TheDrsRose
by on Jul. 27, 2014 at 1:43 PM
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Yeah. A lot of people refuse to use it bc it looks poor.. Idgaf. Money is money in my book.

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KairisMama
by Sapphire Member on Jul. 27, 2014 at 1:44 PM

 That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard in regards to loose change.

mommytoeandb
by Ruby Member on Jul. 27, 2014 at 1:45 PM
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Never.  I've never been poor and have always kept my change.  Heck...I pick up loose change.  Can these kids just send all their change my way?  I'll be happy to spend it.  :P

Medic32
by Go PREDS! on Jul. 27, 2014 at 1:46 PM
Well he only succeeded in looking wasteful.

I would ask him to keep his change for me. We are not poor and I save and use change regularly.
yksmom
by Ruby Member on Jul. 27, 2014 at 1:46 PM
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Bad money management skills can make people poor.
EcoModernMom
by on Jul. 27, 2014 at 1:46 PM
I'll fish pennies from the bottom of my purse if I have to..
Ginger0104
by Ruby Member on Jul. 27, 2014 at 1:47 PM

I've never heard of it before.  I think it's silly. 

I guess I will look poor when I take the time to bend over and pick up all his discarded change. 

Hubris_Huntsman
by on Jul. 27, 2014 at 1:48 PM
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Another reason why some poor will remain poor. 

ColtsFan1912
by FriendoftheFoot on Jul. 27, 2014 at 1:48 PM

We collect all our coins. i have a jar. It's my "Italy dream vacation fund" :)

katiegirl
by Silver Member on Jul. 27, 2014 at 1:49 PM
Never heard of that.
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