Wednesday, March 14, 2012

AlphabeThursday - Q is for Quarter



"A penny saved is
A penny earned."  Not for long.
No more pennies soon.



It cost about 2.5¢ to mint a penny. Now that's not good business sense if you ask me. There are many arguments people have to keep the penny around. One is that it's a good coin for charity. But I would be embarrassed to give a penny for a contribution.

Pennies just don't go very far anymore...


Now a quarter, that a fourth of a dollar. A good denomination for tips. To use when you don't have the exact change.  Nothing costs under a dollar anymore, not ever a pack of gum!  Just to use coins to reach one dollar either means 100 pennies or 4 quarters.  I don't think people carry around 100 pennies in their pockets or change purses!

And we still use the quarter for measuring.  Never a penny.  We'll say a quarter of a circle, one-fourth, a quart, 25%.  Never one one-hundredth.  

I'm for getting rid of the penny.  How about you?

We've got about ¼ of the alphabet to go, to reach the end of this round of  AlphabeThursday.  Come and visit Ms. Jenny's blog and see what other words people chose for their AlphabeThursday post.


17 comments:

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Splendid Little Stars said...

Now this is a fun post! Your journal page is wonderful. Save those pennies because if no more are made, those that exist will go up in value! ironic, huh?!

Dominique@Dominique's Desk said...

I would keep a few as they should become collectables and go up in value. Our smallest currency is 5 cents here in Singapore. we got rid of the 1 cent years back.

Gattina said...

I don't have this problem, we have Euros, lol !

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I'd vote to get rid of it, it seems pretty outdated...

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I didn't realize they were so expensive to make.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I didn't realize they were so expensive to make.

anitamombanita said...

amen. I get rid of my pennies every chance I get, including telling cashiers to keep them when giving me change. Love your journal page, as always.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I had no idea it cost that much just to make one penny...not good business "cents" at all...couldn't help the pun :)
I couldn't tell you the last time I actually used a penny. I use my debit card for so much that I don't ever carry change!

Sue said...

It will be strange without pennies. I guess we'd better start hanging on to them as their value will probably go up over time!

=)

Nancy said...

It sure would help the weight in my wallet!

Heidi said...

I completely agree! When I lived in Australia they lowest denomination for coins was 5 cents. Taxes were already included in the price tag and everything was rounded to 5 cents. It was perfect! It all made so much more sense that our current penny and sales tax situation.

linda said...

oh interesting, I did not know that it costs more than a penny to make a penny... what a thought!

Jo said...

Great post! I'm all for ditching the penny ... too costly!!!

Cheryl D. said...

Let me give you my two cents:

Oh, I can't because you got rid of my pennies!

Hehe! Just kidding. I'm all for getting rid of pennies too. It's obviously a money-loser!

Andy said...

Hello.
I never use pennies & have a penny jar in my kitchen that's almost full. One of these days I'll empty the whole thing (it's heavy) & see how much I have. Fun post. Thanks for sharing & visiting.

A Quiet Evening

Jenny said...

Seriously? It costs that much to make a penny? Sigh.

Typical government logic. Maybe they are planning to make it up in quantity - ha!

Thanks for quite a clever link this week.

Loved your thought provoking post!

A+

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