The U.S. Mint says, 7.7 Billion Dollars in change, just sits in our homes. Next I found three steps that earned the change. Step 1 Recycle all bottles, cans, plastic and paper. Step 2 Energy Saving Devices saves dollars and cents. Mom and dad really helped and gave half of what they saved. Step 3 Extra Chores I did more neighborhood chores. Got to know our neighbors better. I wound up giving half my earnings.