Flat Broke? Maybe Not…


If only money really did grow on trees. Alas, it does not. However, there are ways to make money seem to “magically” appear.

1) Searching through purses and pants. Often times, we forget how forget about the extra bills we carry around with us for all of life’s “just in case” emergencies. When I go shopping, I always bring more money than I actually want to spend. That way I won’t be stuck in a jam if that perfect item jumps out at me. Many times, we just leave the extra twenty bucks in the pocket of our pants and let ’em go for a spin in the washing machine (twenty dollars and all). Going through pants and purses is a sure way to find a few otherwise buried treasures.

2) It’s all in the change. All of those pennies, nickels, and dimes that get tossed into a change jar can add up surprisingly quickly. Empty out the jar and bring it to your local bank. More often than not, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how much moola you really have.

3) Desperate times call for desperate measures. If all else fails, don’t be afraid to start moving the furniture. Loose bills and change have a tendency to slip from your pocket into the nooks and crannies of your house and car. Crevices of the couch, vacuum bag, under the car seats, under or around the dryer, dirty clothes basket…all just a few unlikely places to find some hidden treasures.


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