Iasi – Alexandra Macovei has joined the world’s ranks of millionaires in one of the most unlikeliest of manners – by collecting spare change.
“I started a few years ago,” she said in a recent television interview. “I guess it’s true what the financial advisers tell you – the little bits of money really add up.”
News of Macovei’s success has spread like wildfire all over the region, with sales of piggy banks soaring through the roof.
“We can’t keep them in stock,” one shopkeeper said. “Everyone wants to be like [name] Macovei – to get rich and live the good life, just by collecting change.
As for Macovei, she says she’ll probably retire from her job – which has been the maintenance of slot machines at an area casino.
“If I don’t see another coin again, it will be too soon,” she said. “Plus, I think it’s time for me to travel. You know, see the world. Or at least get out of the country for a while. Off the radar, as they say. At least until things cool down. You know what I mean?”