Have you ever lost money in your house?

United States
October 6, 2008 8:06pm CST
One time, I lost $200 that I'd been planning to use on a big bill. I had taken it out, so that I could buy a money order. Next thing I knew the money was gone. Anyway, I looked everywhere and later found the money in the cabinet. I guess someone must have seen the money and put it up for safe keeping. Have you ever lost money in your house? Did you find it later?
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@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
7 Oct 08
I lost money a couple of times before inside my house. We were still renting then and the biggest amount that I lost was the payment for our monthly rent. Good for you beautyqueen that you found it. As for me, I didn't able to find it. Upon learning it, my husband flared up and asked everyone who lives with us. Well, my in-laws lived with us for years until we decided to transfer to our own home. The only thing that I told them when I lost the money was "God knows who you are and what you did".
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• United States
7 Oct 08
You think they took the money? That is very possible, I suppose.
@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
7 Oct 08
I know it's one of my sister-in-law. After a few days, she went shopping and I wondered how she got the money since she isn't working yet at that time.
• United States
7 Oct 08
Yes, it's very sad when family steals from each other. Your sister in law should be very ashamed, dhangski! I would never speak to her again. But, that's just me.
@paulsy (1264)
• Philippines
7 Oct 08
There are times I misplace my money, but I do find it later too. I know I ought to be responsible more about this. Sometimes I get too comfortable knowing that only my family members are in the house, so I shouldn't worry about losing anything at all. However, on those instances when we keep large amount of money allotted for certain bills, I am pretty conscious about where to keep the money. The last thing I'd like to do is to forget where I kept the money to pay the rent or whatever.. especially when it's already due!
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• United States
7 Oct 08
That would be devastating to lose rent money.
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@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
7 Oct 08
Well, sort of. I had maye 80 bucks in my drawer. One day, I only had about 30. I was freaking out. How much could I have spent in such a short time? But I had spent 30 bucks at the mall with food and for the birthday presents, 8 bucks for a shirt, so with tax and everything that should have been around 40, then I could have spent more at some other outing, so it makes perfect sense. But .. it shouldn't!
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• United States
7 Oct 08
I hear you! Everyday living can be so expensive.
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@shana123 (2096)
• India
7 Oct 08
My dad has a bad habit , ok its my bad habit lol , he gives all the money to me if i have planned to go out he gives the totally money in my hand , i would be very busy with other chores at home , so in work tension i place them somewhere else because my small naughty brother , to buy candy or soft drinks or to eat any chat items outside he will take some money and go , so because of him i need to hide it somewhere , i was all dressed up and was searching for them money everywhere , i wasn't able to find it , dad left to office .My mom started scolding me , then i found in the bindi box , where i myself kept it safe , i was so frightened and i thought that day is really going to be worse thank GOD i was saved by GOD.. :)
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• United States
7 Oct 08
It's a good thing that you were able to recover the money.
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
7 Oct 08
I don't know the amount of money that I have lost in terms of dollars but, what was disappointing about losing that big amount was that I made a great deal of effort on keeping it aside until something important comes up. It happened when I left home with my sister and mom to go to different churches.. some activity that we do annually. We got back at home and it wasn't until a few days later when I realized that the money I had set aside went missing.. I know someone took it but, up to now, no one is admitting it. Anyway, its just money.. (-_- )
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• United States
7 Oct 08
You're right about that!
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• Canada
7 Oct 08
I lost a refund check that the hydro company had sent me. I ended up having to call them bending the truth and telling them I'd spilled coffee on the check, and could they send me a new one. They did, I cashed it, I found and shredded the old one. No better way to find something than to get a replacement.
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• United States
7 Oct 08
Something similar happened to us, too.
@my2boys (821)
• United States
7 Oct 08
I have lost money in my house. I lose everything. It is hard for me to keep up woth anything. I have lost money and didnt find it until i had forgotten all about it.
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@Shounak_s (236)
• India
7 Oct 08
I have money in my own room about 35$ its was from my allowance money The whole month was a bummer! I Never Found It But I Have Some People Specifically In Mind
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@iman3004 (123)
7 Oct 08
hahaha... i often lost money in the house because i am a careless guy. but as you know, when i search it or when i am cleaning my house, i found it again
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• United States
7 Oct 08
If I lose money I just end up forgetting that I put it somewhere and completely forgetting that I have money around period. Then, when I find it I suddenly remember that I had money that I was planning on doing something with. My mom is bad with the losing money thing but she has gotten a bit better at keeping it in one location so it doesn't get too lost.
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@jacobs12 (72)
• Philippines
7 Oct 08
Not exactly lost but misplace for me.LOL sometimes I am finding money in different places of my house, then I just realize that it was my money that I misplaced sometime ago.
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@k1tten (2321)
• United States
7 Oct 08
I totally have lost money in the house before. I've forgotten about it too till I found it again. I was so excited to find the money again I almost squealed in joy. A few times I did squeal and bounce.
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• United States
9 Oct 08
no,but my tabby stole a $20 bill off the table once. never did find out what he did with it.we looked everywhere for it. (..hey,where'd all this catnip come from?)
@peedielyn (1210)
• United States
8 Oct 08
I once lived with a thieving roomate. I used to hide things from her all the time, until she moved out. One month, she gave me her part of the rent early. I went and hid it in an old pair of slippers that my g-pa used to wear when I was little( I got them when he passed). I went about my business for the next year and when I was cleaning out my closet, I found it!! Woohoo!! I get to go shopping, until the doorbell rang and I put it somewhere and didn't find it for about a month. I then spent it before I could lose it-on Guess what?? Lottery tickets. I lost it anyways :( LOL
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
7 Oct 08
Yes, I gave my daughter $1.00 two weeks ago, and I can't find where she put it at. She said that she had put it in her pocket. But, it was not there.. It will eventually get found, just as long as the trash can has not found it..
@Metalchick (1387)
7 Oct 08
This is one of my worst habits losing money especailly around the house. The amount of times i've been out shopping or for a night on the town and in my speed to get away from the till or bar i've just thrown my money in a random pocket of my trousers or skirts...only to come across that money about three months later realising where it has gone. The worst thing is putting loose coins in my clothes as I often forget their there and when I go to pick up clothing I hear jingling as all money rolls out pocket and scatters all over the floor. Tidying up is another problem as things get moved and forgotten about. Once came across a purse filled with £20 notes one day while I routed through things I couldn't even remember I owned.
@gemini_rose (16194)
7 Oct 08
The only time I ever lost money in my house was a few years ago when my eldest son developed a case of sticky fingers! I know that I put a laugh in at the beginning, but you know it hurt me quite deeply, he started doing it at about 9 years old. I had a tin that I saved money in and we had really hard times then, so this tin was like a treat tin and I would put money in it only to find when I counted it a large chunk was missing. It was not a nice stage he went through at all and I can only hope that my other children do not go through it.
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
7 Oct 08
i don't think so... so far, i am only living with my hubby... and he never take my money without asking for my permission first... and most of the time, i pay my bills and daily expenses using credit cards... so i don't keep lots of cash in my wallet... take care and have a nice day...
@Celanith (2334)
• United States
7 Oct 08
Oh yes I have done this. Once I had a $50 bill that I wanted to keep for something and stuck it in a planner behind the pages and forgot about it. I was cleaning up and getting ready to throw the old planner out and was tearing out pages and things and the $50 slipped out from behind the cover jacket where I had it Whew! I almost burned it in the trash. I was really happy to have found it and right at time I needed extra cash.
@belk89 (1103)
• Philippines
7 Oct 08
I have lost money in my house before. I search every corner but i didnt find it. I suspected someone took it but i dont have proof so i just let it go. I was sad at first since that is my allowance! but i guess bad things happen sometimes. Since then i no longer put money in drawer or anyplace inside the house. I put it in my bag and place my bag in my room. After that incident i no longer lost any valuable item or money.