If I could only read a half-dozen or so websites every day, then the never-ending saga of Brian over at Change Is Good would undoubtedly make that list. Since September of 2003, he’s been keeping daily progress of his quest to find loose change in his everyday travels. Since January 19, 1998, he’s found nearly $600 in absolutely free money accidentally scattered by folks like you and me.
Last Friday marked the 1,000th post on Change Is Good. Brian ran a fantastic little contest leading up to the millennial entry where readers would guess his all-time find total as of post 1,000. The winner would receive an amount equivalent to all of Brian’s finds from post 950 to 1,000–an amount that turned out to be $9.30. And as you might have guessed, the lucky winner was yours truly. And while I’d like to say that I used a complex system of calculus equations to extrapolate the most likely total based on an inverse sine curve multipled by pi, I don’t know what any of that means; instead, I just took a wild guess.
So go check out Brian’s progress so far for yourself, add his feed to your RSS reader, and stay tuned for lots more to come in one man’s quest to rid the world’s streets of all that “worthless” small change.