I have met people who throw money away because they don't think that a penny here, a nickle there and a dime adds up to much of anything, I wonder how much money these people have intentionally thrown away over the years.
Whenever I see money, on the ground, I pick it up and put it in my pocket regardless if it's a penny, nickle, dime or quarter. On very rare occasions, I have found a dollar bill a time or two.
Where I live, I have picked up close to $2.00 in a two week period literally off the ground. I add it to my pot of change and I have close to $20 saved up already.
About thirty years ago, my mom and I sold crafts at craft venues and that's when tables went anywhere from $5.00 to $15.00 - not like today when the tables go for $200 to $800 dollars for ONE day.
Anyway, my mom told me to crochet items that I could sell for twenty-five to fifty cents with a few dollar and higher ticketed items. She said to make more of the lower priced items. At one craft show, I sold my entire table out and made $50. Guess how many twenty-five and fifty cent items that I sold to make up the $50? A lot! I did have a few dollar items in there but most of the items were under a dollar. I did get my time out of the items when they only took 10 to 15 minutes to make and that's when I paid $1.00 for a skein of yarn with the amount of yarn used was about 1/4 or 1/2 cent.
You might think that I am wasting my time, Obviously, I don't because all the money that I make goes into one big pot. Multiple streams of income. Some people complain they might only sell one book a month and the royalties on their book is anywhere from $1 to $4 depending if the book sold in paperback or Kindle format.
Well, that dollar is more than they had before and when they add it all together - over time - the amount of money grows. That is what is called The Compound Effect.
I choose to save up what I have regardless of the amount because it could add up to $10 or more in any given month. I do bring in a higher income on some other things. To me, this all adds up and money on the ground is literally "found money".
Just know that if you don't pick it up, someone else will know the value and pick it up. They will thank whoever it is that dropped the change and possibly along with thanking God.
Pick it up or not pick it up - that is your choice.