What would you do with $5?

@mermaidivy (15415)
United States
July 8, 2009 3:00pm CST
What if you found a 5 dollar bill when you are walking down the street, I assume you will pick it up, so what would you do with it? I think I will put it with my lunch money and save it for later becaues you cannot really do a lunch meal with 5 bucks besides fast food, maybe not even. What about you?
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@tkttvl90 (73)
• India
9 Jul 09
I will goto a Five star hotel and will have a nice lunch with it...
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@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
9 Jul 09
$5 cannot cover the amount I dont think...
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• India
9 Jul 09
In our country, it worth nearly Rs.250 and is enough to have lunch...
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@alexsis (2149)
• United States
9 Jul 09
If I found $5 I would buy me and my daughter a snow cone. My daughter loves snow cones and I have to buy here one every weekend. They help keep us cool in this hot weather. A small one cost about $1.65 here.
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@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
9 Jul 09
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• United States
9 Jul 09
buy a few odds and ends @ the grocery store like bread or fruit or milk. Or use it for rummage sale money Or I'd break the money up and use it for the kids allowance.
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@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
9 Jul 09
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@Amorti (201)
• Turkey
9 Jul 09
I would go for an ice cream, i would love to get rid of that money as soon as possible. I feel weird when i have something on me which apparently doesn't belong to me.. so i would launder the money quickly! :D
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@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
9 Jul 09
My mom told menot to keep those picked up money for too long too, just spend it right away.
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@sandymay16 (1619)
• Philippines
9 Jul 09
Hmmmm i don't know really because I haven't seen a five dolar bill only a five euro LOL but i have seen and actually exchanged 10 and 20 dollars given by a friend. I think i'll add it to my collection of foreign currencies. I have one dollar and other paper money of different countries.
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@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
9 Jul 09
that's good idea if you never seen it before:)
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
9 Jul 09
$5 would be equal to Php241 and that would almost be around my weekly allowance. I can say that that is a very good find on the streets.LOL Well, if I found that much cash then Id put it in the savings account of our business simulation project. We really need all the cash that we can get as part of savings and for emergency funds in case the receivables overwhelm the actual cash on hand and that would be a big problem. Recently, I set aside my personal wants just to get through to this subject course, requires a lot of effort and a lot of resources. When I graduate though and have my first paycheck I would splurge it all on myself.LOL The thing is I dont know what to spend it on. I mean besides food, I dont really buy that many material things. For me, at least one or two at most would be enough for me.
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@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
9 Jul 09
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
9 Jul 09
Hello mermaidivy, I don't normally pick up the money that I found on the street. Back to your question, $5 is almost RM20 in my local currency. With that money, I can have a nice food for lunch. In fact, if I eat cheap and decent food, it will allow me to have lunch for 2-3 days!
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
9 Jul 09
really? 5 bucks is not even enought to pay for a lunch meal, fast food is okay though.
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@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
9 Jul 09
dollars - 5-dollar bill
I can't wait to find a 5-dollar bill. Well, the first thing that I would do is to have it changed into pesos. Then, I would buy some meal for myself. You rarely find something like that here and that would be a surprise.
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
9 Jul 09
I dont' see it often either.
@crazydaisy (3899)
• Canada
8 Jul 09
I would keep it for sure becase the way everything going today well I look at this way it's put there for me to find. cd
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
9 Jul 09
heh e^_^
@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
8 Jul 09
I would just pick it up and put it with the rest of the money that i have in my pocket. and use it for what ever i need.
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
9 Jul 09
@lala501 (1533)
• United States
8 Jul 09
i guess i would spend it on 5 pairs of flip flops from old navy.lol. that's about the only thing i know of that fie dollars could buy besides candy.
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
9 Jul 09
the riflip flops is one buck each? wow so cheap!
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
8 Jul 09
actually, oddly enough, i found a five dollar bill on canada day and put it aside. my hubby ended up using it with some other money for gas to fill up our van, so that way it went to good use.
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
9 Jul 09
not much but it's something :-)
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
11 Jul 09
If I find a $ 5 like that while walking down the street, it would mean that is a lucky day. So, I would use the money to buy some lottery tickets, so it might bring in more surprises ! Hopefully ofcourse ! Ha ha !
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
11 Jul 09
I would add it to my charity found or my vacation found. First is at home, second in the bank...I have it on the side and I don't spend it till grows into more...I add some money into it at least once a week. When I want to spend money...I just add it to my found...this way I am able to give away at least two hundred a year and have few for my vacations...
• China
11 Jul 09
I will save it for my long-term planning.Do you know that I wish that I could to by a yellow car in the future.So if I pick up 5 dollar,I really want to save it!
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
10 Jul 09
I'd probably add it to my coupon savings or another "savings" fund or give it to my baby sister for a treat.
@asalie (8)
• United States
8 Jul 09
I have this thing that I do when I find money in public places. I take it home and put it in old coat pockets so in the wintertime I am always excited to find money that I forgot was there! I still can't really buy anything, but it's a fun start to the day. :)