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Hot Clicks: Man finally cashes in after collecting pennies for 45 years

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A man in Louisiana is proving that a penny saved is a penny earned. Otha Anders has been collecting pennies for 45 years and he finally decided to cash in his stash of more than half a million pennies last week. The total came to $5,136 dollars. The counting and processing of the pennies took five hours!

Anders says he never gives up a penny, he would break a dollar before spending one of his pennies. He also feels like every penny he finds is a reminder from God to always be thankful. 

Anders had some recent dental work done so he says he will use the money to pay off his dental bill.  

If you break down the math, Anders made $5,136 over a 45 year period. That's about $114 dollars a year which is about 950 pennies saved each month. This means Anders saved on average, 31 or 32 pennies every day. 
 

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