How to Find a Dollar

Have you ever seen a guy on a beach or in a park who looks like he’s looking for something? Maybe he has a mental illness of some kind, just walking around aimlessly, by hisself. He’s carrying a weedeater thingy. Is he dangerous? No, he’s looking for money with a metal detector! But you don’t need one, necessarily. Here’s how:

  1. You can sweep up money in a hand-held dustpan, preferably one that has a lid. Use a stiff whisk broom.

Plenty of money can be found in church, store or park parking lots. Is it worth it? Yes! See: How to Calculate the Value of Ground Money.

  1. Check your fall and winter jackets. Money is often found in the liners where the money made it’s way down through a little hole in the pocket.

  1. Sweep your house wall to wall. Your cat likes to play soccer with quarters and nickels. She probably sneaked some off your dresser while you were asleep.
  2. Pull out your couch cushions and car seats. There is always money in there. You have to dig your hand way in back where it’s dark and dirty. But the money is still clean, and sparkles in your poor hand when you pull it out of there.
  3. Check your junk and tool drawers. Money will be found way at the back of drawers, or stuck to a magnet. You may not know that you also have other currency there. If so, you can do conversion dollar to euro or vice versa. Money is everywhere, we just havent realized it yet. Hence, we have to be a keen observer.
  4. Always check the bottom of your washer and dryer when you remove the clothes. Money gets tumbled out of your pockets and falls to the bottom.

  1. Check moving boxes. Sometimes when you move, you are in such a hurry that you pack things like piggy banks, old purses, coin jars, or jackets and pants that you forgot had money in the pockets. Sometimes people forget they received birthday, wedding, or Christmas checks and left them in those cards.
  2. Always open your junk mail, and mail you think is too old to be relevant. I once received 35.00 from a taxi company I had worked for as a workers bonus or shareholder credit. It was figured up after 10 years. I hadn’t actually worked for them since ten years, but they tracked me down when the benefit came due. And sometimes companies send out checks to people to get them drawn in to their services. You can still cash the check and pass up the service.
  3. Keep your eyes open at the laundry, the drive through bank, grocery checkouts, and under sports bleachers. Any place where a lot of people congregate, like festivals, carnivals, and concerts.
  4. People often forget to check for their change in candy machines and pay phones. I forgot my change just last week, at the corner of main and second. Better hurry!
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