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How Can YOU survive with a Ten dollar bill? -- Investments and Miracles

Updated on February 27, 2013

These are the scenarios...

  • Supposedly you have lost a job and you just paid your rent today. Last month your case worker denied you food stamps assistance. You luckily found a ten dollar bill in one of your pants, and almost lost it because you were double checking your garments before they straight into the washer machine.
  • Or maybe you have a job, but you are making ends meet since your boss secretly came to an agreement with your own union, and reduced your salary by 12%, just to save your company (and their trip to Baja California) some extra cash. Either way, you bumped into those ten bucks in between an old book... or that Phone directory.
  • How about this one? You were divorced for 12 years and never paid child support; arguing that you never got a job, knowing that you were being paid cash for painting or cutting some people's front lawn. As we said before, you just got this unexpected 10 dollar bill from that corner store as a change.

How can we move this mountain in our favor?

The dollar store miracle

You can take pictures of some seasonal items like jewelry, glassware or a pair of knit Nat's. Then you can sell them for those $ 2.99 and keep coming for extra supplies. You can sell them outside that welfare office compound, but beware of the security. Nice people will buy your story.

If you want to be bolder make a bunch of those business cards from the net and walk to the best areas in town; drop in their mailbox your sale of the day-- we just pictured the best attitude from you. You want to expand those 10 dollars at all cost.

Buying from Salvation army and reselling

From clothing to furniture, back to some knit nats, the thrift store can really have some deals for a couple of bucks. How about those teddy bears for 99 cents? once again you can sell them on a corner keeping your trunk open for the day.

Create your own art and give it to the world

Maybe poetry? What is your best asset? Just choose. How about a Quick recipe for a buck printed out. People might love your jokes, just sell yourself. Well, don't sell your soul that easy. You might know some apps that you can recommend for our IPads. You probably are a geek that can take that virus away from our Windows 7 laptop. You never know..!

Is spring time...!

Time to offer your service for mowing the lawn, or perhaps have a garage sale. For three bucks you can buy a marker and start selling your junk. Painting is also a good money maker. Lots of seniors might need your help for grocery shopping. Re do the business card as you grow : Handy man, ready to help and such...

If you love to write. Then you are at the right place: HubPages

Chances are, you have had some articles left from college, nursing school or that poetry that you never sent to your ex flame. Just sign in and give it a shot. This is free! Keep your original pictures from above. Get that granpa's album pictures and tell us about him.

your potentials are unlimited!

You know yourself and you might also have a College degree or a Master's. Probably you were overqualified for Mac Donald's. So there are many opportunities out there if you read us again. Check your monster dot com account again. Maybe a quick scratch off lotto. Your state has to give money away that way. We are here for a reason and maybe this article was for you.

Or maybe you are like us....!


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  • Lord De Cross profile image

    Joseph De Cross 6 years ago


    Was so kind of your part to notice this small piece. Thanks for that unconditional support.

    @Sunnie Day, I've been there on your shoes, actually had to get a 20 dollar bill from the dryer. Lol! Thanks!


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    Sunnie Day 6 years ago

    I have been known to stretch a ten dollar bill...I put it in one of my pants pockets and do not touch it..Amazing in two weeks..I still have it as I have forgotten about it..I say to myself..Oh look I have found ten is such a treat! haha

    Seriously you have give some great tips to stretch the dollar..Thank you lord..Great hub!



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    Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

    What a great way to stretch the dollar. I have seen many people doing stuff like this... like the professional yard sallers that find great buys and then resell at their own sale. However, just last year they decided that to have a yard sale you now must purchase a permit. $50 to have a yard sale - now you just have to hope you get that back. Unfortunately that means there are less yard sales... thank goodness there is still craigslist!

    Great hub and great advice. If your willing to put in the work - the money will eventually start coming in... even if it is just scratching lottery tickets! :)

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    Joseph De Cross 6 years ago


    Thanks for the kuddos. This article was written from scratch! Even if there is some cash, is better to be ahead of the engulfing hard times. Thanks my friend!

    @Billybuc, your comments from the heart can make wonders. We appreciate your stopping by, and we all have hit rock botton at least once in our lives. Have a wonderful holiday!

    @Vinaya, these are examples from real situations. No gimmicking! Your photos are excellent pieces, and you are already writing wonderful articles in here. Thanks for leaving insightful comments.


    You left a heartfelt comment that wanted to jump from the HP formatting! You made us think too: What could be our best asset? Thanks!

    @ Ardie, awwww! That's why we left you a dedication with our friends of course! Your mom must've been a wonderful mommy, and you are still a very good gurl. Thanks for telling us a little about your personal life.


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    Sondra 6 years ago from Neverland

    I bet people would be amazed what I can make $10 do :) I grew up poor and watched mom make a dollar do more than any normal dollar should ever be able to do. even after she graduated college and started making a very decent wage she tucked it all aside and still used that same dollar to keep us afloat :) Great Hub Lord

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    iamaudraleigh 6 years ago

    Lord, your hub was so positive for me to read! I realy enjoyed it! I love the salvation army and good will!

    You said "What is your best asset?" Wow. I need to think about that!

    Very good and interesting...well done!!!

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    Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

    Hi lord,

    $1=80 Nepalese currency. And a 10 dollar bill will be 800 NPR. I can really multiply this money with your ideas.

    Wonderful hub.

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    Bill Holland 6 years ago from Olympia, WA

    I love your attitude my friend! I have been in that position and that is why I always tell people that nothing is impossible. If I could claw my way back up then it is possible for most people. Love this hub!

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    jenubouka 6 years ago

    Couldn't agree more, it maybe a little more challenging today to stretch that 10 bucks but when you do it is all the more triumphant.

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    Joseph De Cross 6 years ago

    Hi Victoria,

    Nice to see you around. Thanks for commenting and smiling with this hub.

    @Lathing, Thanks to you too. I always like to write topics with some wise advice.

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    LaThing 6 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    Great hub! Like the way you introduced Hubpages, and that song..... Takes me back in time!


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    Victoria Lynn 6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

    Hey, Lord, cool hub! There really are a lot of ways to make ten bucks grow. I like how you said things, too. Very funny at times! Way to go! Many votes!


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