Random PCS Tidbit

Today, I took a 16 ounce plastic cup (red, if it matters) full of change to the change counting machine.  Once I sorted out the Euros, random world currency (both current and retired) and miscellaneous bits and pieces, it had $48 in it.  Of course, a cup full of pennies would be much less and one full of quarters would be more, but I think we can safely estimate that a  16 ounce plastic cup completely full with a mixture of US coins will probably have between $40 and $60 in it.  Now you know!

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Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.
  • Where did you take the money? Coinstar machines charge a fee for their service, but some credit unions have a sorting machine in their lobby for members to use free of charge saving you a couple of bucks.

  • We did choose to use a Coinstar machine, but we selected the gift card option to avoid the fee. The closest no-fee credit union is pretty far from our house. A few days before PCS is exactly the wrong time for me to be adding time-consuming chores to my list :)