Man's 800-pound mortgage payment doesn't make cents7/6/2012
It took Thomas Daigle 35 years to collect the money for his final mortgage payment, not because the Connecticut man was cash-strapped, but because he paid the last installment in pennies. Eight hundred pounds of them. Daigle delivered the more-than-62,000 coins to the Milford Federal Savings and Loan, fulfilling the half-joke, half-promise he made to himself in 1977. "It was something I wanted to do," Daigle said. "I was just praying I didn't die first." He saved an average of 2.5 pennies per day (and you thought America didn't have a half-penny!), rolling them on rainy days. We hope Daigle's next stop is the Leave A Penny jar at the gas station. Pay it forward, bro.
Do you save coins to cash in?