Twenty Dollars Richer

So apparently you — my blogger friends — are quite deep.  The few questions that were asked yesterday, either by email or blog comment, require a bit of thought before I spout off my answers.  🙂  So expect a response soon.  I just need to gather my thoughts appropriately.  — Nicole


I remember the good ol’ days, when cash wasn’t a thing of the past.  You know, like about ten years ago when debit cards were just starting to become a must-have.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the convenience of not having to carry cash around and actually not even having to count when I make a purchase.  (You know how teachers in school tell children that math is important because they’ll use it every day as an adult?  If they’re still using that line, they probably should come up with a new one soon.  I can see the headlines now:  Schools Cancel All Math Classes Because There’s an App for That).


I remember finding lost ten-dollar bills in the pockets of pants that I hadn’t worn in awhile.  Or a dollar bill or two in clothes that I had put away for the season.  It was great.  A nice surprise.  I mean, seriously, you can’t get a much better feeling than when you try on clothes and get paid to do it, right?

 Now that I rarely — if ever — have cash, I try on a pair of pants and find a lost receipt.  Or a grocery list.  Nothing very exciting… until yesterday.

Technology has come full circle.  I was browsing the internet when my husband casually asked me if I had a pay-pal account. He was just curious, since he was on Paypal to make a donation.  (For those of you who don’t know what Pay-pal is, it’s a website that allows you to electronically transfer money to another person’s Pay-pal account.  So you don’t have to write a check.  And from there, the recipient can transfer the money to their bank account).

I told him that I think I did and then responded by going to Pay-pal to sign in. And there it was… Twenty glorious dollars waiting for me!  Apparently, Nate had owed me twenty dollars when we first started dating, and — instead of handing me twenty dollars — he transferred the money to my account. And I was either unaware of it for years… or uncertain as to how I could access the money.  (I’m guessing the latter).  😉

So I am now twenty dollars richer.  Sure, it wasn’t hiding in the pocket of my jeans.  But money hiding in an account that I had forgotten about is almost just as good.  🙂

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12 Responses to Twenty Dollars Richer

  1. vixter2010 says:

    I can def see school changing in the future, I love the no maths app class suggestion above, I would have much preferred to study that 🙂 Finding money you didn’t know you had is great in whatever format, I hope you spend it on a little treat for yourself!

  2. leonabriggs says:

    LOL! Priceless!

  3. allieksmith says:

    $20 richer?! WOO HOO!

  4. “I can see the headlines now: Schools Cancel All Math Classes Because There’s an App for That).”–Priceless!

  5. Meg says:

    That’s a cute story. Finding money in my pockets is the BEST! I’ve found when I’m trying to cinch my spending habits, I try to only use cash because it is a little more active of an action than swiping my debit card (sometimes I don’t even pay attention to the total!).

  6. Megan says:

    I found $5 at the bottom of my purse today…you would have thought I hit the lottery! I never have cash on me anymore! Kids aren’t even going to know what money looks like! There’s even a new monopoly game that uses pretend credit cards instead of paper money…kind makes me a little sad but probably won’t make me carry cash any more than I already do though! Enjoy your $20!!! 🙂

  7. Hahaha! I love this! So great!

  8. jelillie says:

    Wow if you had an avatar Nicole you might have found the 20$ in a cyber outfit. This story is a little wild!

  9. Tien says:

    Yayy to you, it is a nice surprise, although it’s in um…yr monitor rather than your pocket! The headline you made up about math and app is just hilarious but I won’t be too surprised if it does happen sometime in the future….

  10. Carin says:

    how sweet! what a nice little surprise (and a nice husband 🙂 ). my boyfriend bought me a retractable leash yesterday ($20) and it’s SO nice.

  11. Haha…hilarious! That must have made your day. 😀

  12. Khanum says:

    hahahaa … Nice post!

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