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$2.29 -- Yay!Sometime back in the Summer I started taking the extra pennies out of my pocket at the end of the day and putting them in my self-illuminating Burger King Gandalf Goblet, where they quickly became known as “Whozit’s College Fund”. Don’t laugh — the kid’s gonna need something when s/he graduates from high school, right?

So, what with today being D-minus-1, I figured I should count up how much I have accumulated so far. I was shocked to find 229 pennies, for a grand total of $2.29. Now that might not sound like much now, but when you consider that that’s just four months’ savings, it’s just a drop in the bucket of what Whozit’s actually going to have in the bank by 2024.

Let’s do the math, shall we? $2.29 in four months means $6.87 per year. And $6.87 per year for eighteen years is…well, yeah, I had to whip out the calculator for that one, but it’s $123.66. Now add in the original pre-birth $2.29 (as pictured above) and we’re up to $125.95. And we haven’t even started talking about interest yet…! And I won’t, because despite the fact that I work for a bank, I have absolutely no idea how that stuff works. But trust me, after 18 years of interest that $125.95 will be enormous. Whozit might just retire at 18 instead of bothering with four more years of school.

(Special thanks to Diana for the self-illuminating Burger King Gandalf Goblet. You probably thought Jessica made me ditch it by now, didn’t you?)

One Response to “Whozit’s College Fund Hits $2.29!”

  1. dgoodwin says:

    You’re welcome! Glad it’s found such a lofty purpose :)

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