How to Turn Loose Change Into Cash -- Savings Experiment

Quick Ways to Count Your Change
Quick Ways to Count Your Change

If you're like tens of millions of other Americans, chances are you've got a collection of loose change somewhere in your house -- in a jar, a piggy bank, a dish--scattered in various places.

And chances are, at some point, you're going to want to turn that change into more portable and usable dollar bills. And it's likely that when you add it all up it's going to amount to more than a few bucks.

One company that makes its living counting change estimates that the typical household has $90 in loose change lying around.

So, we tried to convert some change to show you the options out there and help you make an informed choice so you don't end up giving back a significant piece of the pile you've been accumulating.