Finding money?

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Replied by Joker on topic Finding money?

I agree that Frugal Fran's dad must have been a good man. In today's environment of drug addicts that live on the street and just kids that haven't seen the light yet, we live in a not-so-perfect society with not-so-perfect morals.
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Replied by FrankN on topic Loose cash versus a wallet

FRUGALFRAN, your dad seems like a very good man.
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Replied by FrugalFran on topic Loose cash versus a wallet

He offered something, but my dad didn't take it. We were pretty well off when I was growing up to the point that money was no object, so dear ol' Dad chalked it up to a good deed done.
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Replied by Moneyes on topic Loose cash versus a wallet

FrugalFran wrote: When I was a kid, we were on vacation in The Bahamas and my dad found a wallet in a casino with over $1,000 in it. He tracked the owner down through their driver's license and made arrangements to meet him and return it. The guy said that was all of his spending money for his vacation, so he was thrilled to get it back with everything in it.


Did your father get a reward? If someone found $1,000 that I lost and actually returned it to me, I would have no issue with giving them $100 for their time, effort and honesty. None whatsoever.
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Replied by Curry on topic Loose cash versus a wallet

If I find money in a wallet, which has never happened, I would make a good faith effort to find the owner. Loose cash on the street? What else can you do except keep it?
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Replied by FrugalFran on topic Loose cash versus a wallet

When I was a kid, we were on vacation in The Bahamas and my dad found a wallet in a casino with over $1,000 in it. He tracked the owner down through their driver's license and made arrangements to meet him and return it. The guy said that was all of his spending money for his vacation, so he was thrilled to get it back with everything in it.
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Replied by Egghead on topic Loose cash versus a wallet

I once read an article about how people react differently to money found in the street. In most cases loose cash, either notes or change, will be kept by the finder. Wallets with ID are returned the most often, especially if there is a photograph of the owner. Wallets with no ID are in the middle I guess. Evidently it all rests on the finder making a connection to the wallet owner, seeing them as a real person so to speak.
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Replied by Cents on topic Money

Breakinger wrote: I agree that if it is a large amount of money then it should be turned into the police. I used to work at a store and I found money all the time. I turned it in at the front desk and, unfortunately, most of the time no one came back for it. I wonder what happens to it after that?


The store kept it! Although, the nicer policy would have been to wait a certain amount of time and if no one claimed it, give it to the employee who found it.
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Replied by Breakinger on topic Money

I agree that if it is a large amount of money then it should be turned into the police. I used to work at a store and I found money all the time. I turned it in at the front desk and, unfortunately, most of the time no one came back for it. I wonder what happens to it after that?
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Replied by patse on topic Money

I've found many several times on the street. If it's just laying there on its own, I will look around and then keep it. If it's in an envelope or a large amount of money, I turn it into the police station.
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Replied by Cents on topic Wel the other day I

nikhig wrote: Wel the other day I was at Wal-Mart and was putting my son in his seat and sat my wallet on top of my car along with my tea. Well I got my tea and left my wallat and went home . A couple hours later a man called me and said I found your wallet on the highway I think my heart fell out of my body at that point . But he was nice enough to bring it to my house . Thank God for nice people like him!


Almost exactly the same thing happened to me about ten years ago. I left my purse in a Walmart shopping cart because I was so focused on getting my son in his car seat. I got home and called Walmart and, sure enough, some incredibly kind soul had turned it in to customer service. The thing that really blew me away was that it happened at Christmastime and all of my Christmas money was in my wallet. They could have gotten away with about $700, but they didn't.
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Replied by Meya on topic He will receive a blessing

He will receive a blessing for that! When I left my purse on top of my car hood leaving walmart in Texas, I was called a day later and there was no more money inside...lol. But I got my id and everything back.
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Replied by nikhig on topic Wel the other day I

Wel the other day I was at Wal-Mart and was putting my son in his seat and sat my wallet on top of my car along with my tea. Well I got my tea and left my wallat and went home . A couple hours later a man called me and said I found your wallet on the highway I think my heart fell out of my body at that point . But he was nice enough to bring it to my house . Thank God for nice people like him!
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Replied by hjm331 on topic Meya, this would be a

Meya, this would be a cool motto for our website:

"We don't find money, we find no interest promos"

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Replied by Meya on topic I love your honesty, and

I love your honesty, and I can not say anything about that. I wish we all was like that, but.....ahhh the heck with it, you are all good in my books.
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