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July 09, 2021

Man pays off mortgage with 62,000 pennies

If you had to stick it to your bank, how would you do it?

Would you … spray paint the windshield of its CEO’s Bentley? Maybe. Would you … march into your branch and take a dump on the teller’s desk? Perhaps.

But what if it had to be appropriate and without threat of legal action? What would you do then?

Maybe you’d pay your final mortgage payment in a few hundred pounds worth of pennies.

That’s what a U.S. man did earlier this month, fulfilling a lifelong pledge to pay off his last mortgage payment in one cent coins.

*Bing: Should you join a credit union?

Admittedly, it’s the ultimate Eff You to a bank, but regrettably this senior wasn’t out for vengeance.

Instead, Thomas Daigle of Milford simply decided, one day in 1977, that when it came time to end his 35 year mortgage, he’d do it in style.

According to the Milford Daily news, Daigle saved an average of 2.5 pennies a day, culminating his 35 year collection by dumping boxes of pennies weighing more than 400 pounds in total on his bank’s front door.

“It was something I wanted to do,” he said. “I was just praying I didn’t die first.”

How would you stick it to your bank if you could?



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