We sometimes forget that coins carry value. If you have loose change in your wallet or purse, you’re more likely to spend it or lose it in the depths of your car or couch cushions.
Other countries have stopped minting pennies, Australia, Norway, Sweden & Canada. Pennies are worth less than they cost to make. Those countries must round-up to the nearest nickel. It is rumored that the US may follow suit with the pennies, so for now, save your pennies!
Here is a great starter chart for your penny saving, and its a good one to share with kids: