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#151 8 year itch

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:40 PM

Nope, I got fed up of recording what I found, plus I ended up putting any loose change in the pot that I had.

Although I think barring finding notes I probably find as much as rantnrave about 50-60 a year. Getting notes if your lucky really boosts that total and can really skew the figures. In 2 days I once found 50 that doesn't happen too often, notes wise I've managed to find over 100 since I started this thread.

So mortgage wise I've paid off at least 200 doing this, which I don't think is too bad a return.

You ned an app for that so you can record all the places you found stuff and how much it was. Then your subscribers will pay to see where people have luck in finding change.

You can pop my royalties for that idea in the post.

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No need to sell up, the next phase of the economics cycle is going to be very positive for anyone that owns property.

All I'm sayings is, don't listen to the property bears people, they are wrong.


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:41 PM

Found a 1 coin yesterday :D

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:47 PM

I'm a pharisee here and account for every penny I spend. I have not lost any money during the last five years - fact. Most of my purchases are by credit card so I can get the points and pay off the card later the next month whilst earning interest in the meantime.

Latest inspired places for finding money...

  • 1 found down the back of the sofa in the pub
  • Coin machines in supermarkets that turn loose change into a coupon - usually stuff round the sides underneath. Last time I could do this when no-one was around I netted a 2 coin and lots of Euro shrapnel!
  • Return coin slots of car park ticket machines. Walked past one the other day; quick check resulted in 55p.
Local swimming pool has changed their lockers and you don't get your money back now! The new lockers cost 1 - bad news if you get to the shower area and found you forgot to bring your shampoo! Valuable source of income now gone :(.


Easy solution - just change in your car, and go into the leisure centre already dressed for swinning. No towel / locker required.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:51 PM

Easy solution - just change in your car, and go into the leisure centre already dressed for swinning. No towel / locker required.

I take the correct amount to pay for the session - no other cash. My wallet and mobile stay at home. So, there's only clothes in my locker, and being an ardent HPCer, I don't splash out (pun intended) on the latest fashion...

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:13 PM

Found a 1 coin yesterday :D


Easily beats the 5p I found. :(
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The exponential growth of debt and the unsustainability of debt
The logic of HPI @ 10% YoY means your 100k house would be worth 1.38bn in 100 years
Paying down my mortgage with money found on the street

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:20 PM

Easily beats the 5p I found. :(

To make you feel worse, I found 5p too...

#157 interestrateripoff

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:06 PM

To make you feel worse, I found 5p too...


Bar steward!
Proof that Brown had repeated IMF / OECD / BIS warnings over house prices and did nothing!!!
Looting: The Economic Underworld Of Bankruptcy For Profit
The exponential growth of debt and the unsustainability of debt
The logic of HPI @ 10% YoY means your 100k house would be worth 1.38bn in 100 years
Paying down my mortgage with money found on the street

It's time to sue the Bank of England / Federal Reserve for GROSS NEGLIGENCE
If DEBT is the problem REPAYMENT is the solution or you default

"Northern unemployment is an acceptable price to pay for curbing southern inflation" Eddie George former Governor of the Bank of England

New digest on the credit crisis and economy Part2 Part 3

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:21 PM

Bar steward!


I found 2 Aussie dollars today which at current exchange rates is about 1.43 :D

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:33 PM

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:55 AM

I've got half a dozen pre-1940 silver UK coins. These are supposed to have a very high silver content. But how do I turn them into real cash?
'And while I live, no fool or noble knave
Shall walk this world, in credit, to his grave..'

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#161 interestrateripoff

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:05 PM

I've got half a dozen pre-1940 silver UK coins. These are supposed to have a very high silver content. But how do I turn them into real cash?


Ebay or coin dealer?
Proof that Brown had repeated IMF / OECD / BIS warnings over house prices and did nothing!!!
Looting: The Economic Underworld Of Bankruptcy For Profit
The exponential growth of debt and the unsustainability of debt
The logic of HPI @ 10% YoY means your 100k house would be worth 1.38bn in 100 years
Paying down my mortgage with money found on the street

It's time to sue the Bank of England / Federal Reserve for GROSS NEGLIGENCE
If DEBT is the problem REPAYMENT is the solution or you default

"Northern unemployment is an acceptable price to pay for curbing southern inflation" Eddie George former Governor of the Bank of England

New digest on the credit crisis and economy Part2 Part 3

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:24 PM

First big find of the year. Just found 20 in the pub.
Proof that Brown had repeated IMF / OECD / BIS warnings over house prices and did nothing!!!
Looting: The Economic Underworld Of Bankruptcy For Profit
The exponential growth of debt and the unsustainability of debt
The logic of HPI @ 10% YoY means your 100k house would be worth 1.38bn in 100 years
Paying down my mortgage with money found on the street

It's time to sue the Bank of England / Federal Reserve for GROSS NEGLIGENCE
If DEBT is the problem REPAYMENT is the solution or you default

"Northern unemployment is an acceptable price to pay for curbing southern inflation" Eddie George former Governor of the Bank of England

New digest on the credit crisis and economy Part2 Part 3

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:27 PM

First big find of the year. Just found 20 in the pub.


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That'll be your round then...

Edited by rantnrave, 23 March 2012 - 08:29 PM.


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Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:23 AM

First big find of the year. Just found 20 in the pub.


I found another $2 coin yesterday. Thats $4 in 12 days!

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 09:58 AM

Finished up with 20.27 for the evening.

Came back with more money than I went out with. Love evenings like that.

So overall this year I'll have paid off around 30.
Proof that Brown had repeated IMF / OECD / BIS warnings over house prices and did nothing!!!
Looting: The Economic Underworld Of Bankruptcy For Profit
The exponential growth of debt and the unsustainability of debt
The logic of HPI @ 10% YoY means your 100k house would be worth 1.38bn in 100 years
Paying down my mortgage with money found on the street

It's time to sue the Bank of England / Federal Reserve for GROSS NEGLIGENCE
If DEBT is the problem REPAYMENT is the solution or you default

"Northern unemployment is an acceptable price to pay for curbing southern inflation" Eddie George former Governor of the Bank of England

New digest on the credit crisis and economy Part2 Part 3

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