Ever wonder what hella 500 yen coins look like? Here you go.
About a year and a half ago, pockets weighed down with some heavy ass 500 yen coins, I found this piggy bank at the local buck store. 500 yen is about $5. Every time I buy a 100 yen アメリカンドッグ, I gotta break a 1000 yen bill and get another shiny gold coin.
So I had the extremely bright idea to never spend another 500 yen coin, and at the end of each day make a trip to my (extremely) local (piggy) bank.
I was totally diligent to this strange plan. Never spend a 500 yen coin. Even if something cost exactly 500 yen, and I had a coin handy, I would never use it. These coins became like my kryptonite. Some days I'd have like 5 or 6 at the end.
If all are 500
collect the coins of 500 yen, it saves 300,000
It was all good, my new financial plan. While the economy went to shit, I secretly did my thing. What could I spend 300,000 yen on! Some crazy new camera equipment? Put it towards a new motorcycle? 500 bowls of ramen?
Or maybe I would move and have a couple new expenses, like furniture, that needed to be paid for. Yeah, it's that one.
You literally have to bludgeon the bank with something.
I feel like a pirate with all these gold coins.
I'm rich, bitch!
The ATMs in Japan are crazy rad. They have built in coin deposit bins. The even take the 1 yen coins. Just toss it all in, Coinstar style, and you're good to go.
Apartment furnished, rent paid, and a little super glue put the bank back together for round 2.
Anybody else have any crazy saving schemes?