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Cheques (checks) and cash from the ATM are free money

This section contains beliefs all on a common theme: Cheques (checks) and cash from the ATM are free money. Show most recent or highest rated first or go back to money.

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when ATM first came out...i thought they were giving out free money

Amanda
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top belief!

As a child, I used to think that there was a little man that lived in the ATM and handed (free) money out if you put your card in.

Once my mother corrected me as to this belief, I decided that there were hundreds of little tiny boxes in the ATM that stored all the different account's cash. You told the ATM which box to draw from, and then it pulled out money from only your box.

Anon
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I saw my mom write a check at a store and asked her what it was. She said that you write the amount on the check and it works the same as money. From that day, I decided that I would always use checks and then I would always have money! I could just write a check!

Amy
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I used to believe that when my parents would use credit cards to pay for things that it was free money. I used to get mad at them for telling me that they didn't have any money when i wanted things. I just thought they could put it on the credit card.

Jamie
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When I was little, I used to think the bank would give people free money. I didn't know why everybody was so worried about money if they could just go to the bank and get it for free.

sly
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I used to think that it was a terrific idea that you could write a cheque to pay somebody instead of giving them money. My naive little brain didn't realise that you had to pay the money into the bank first!

Anon
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I used to believe that blank checks were money, and by simply having them you could write them for whatever amount you wished. My mother got very annoyed with me when I asked for a 0.25 paintbrush at a yard sale and when she said she didn't have a quarter I asked, "Can't you write a check?" I didn't realize that the money was in a bank account somewhere.

Jen
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I used to believe that credit cards were free money. If things were tight financially, the credit card company would help you out. One time when we checked out at the department store and the total seemed high, I told my mom that she should just use her credit card so she wouldn't have to pay it. I didn't understand until later why the cashier and mom found that so funny.

Lori
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I used to belive that if you went up to an ATM it would just give you money out that is not your own money.

Anon
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I used to think that money from ATM machines were free :p

qwerty
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I used to believe that checks and credit cards allowed you to get anything you wanted with out paying for it.

Diamond
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I used to believe that people could take as much money as they wanted out of atm's (automatic teller machines at banks). I thought you just say how much you want and the machine gives the money to you.

Niyaaz
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I used to believe that checks could be written for any amount of money that you needed. I would watch my mother pay for things with a check always for a different amount. I was awe struck,I would day dream about the many toys I would buy if I ever got one.I remember when my mom explained the concept to me. Reality is very disappointing.

Sue
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I used to think that checks were actual money, and that you could get them for free, so I used to wonder why my mom didn't just get lots of checks and pay with things that way. I never understood why she would always sigh and say "I have no cash, I'll have to write a check."

Melissa
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I used to think you could write an unlimited number of checks and you wouldn't have to pay for it. I would want my mom to buy something and when she said she didn't have any money with her, I would say, "Why don't you just write a check?". I didn't understand why people even used money when they could just use checks for free.

Caroline
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I use to believe that as long as my mom had checks in her check book, she had money to spend, I did not know that she also needed money to be in her account at the bank to write a check.

Shirley Ann
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when i woz about 5 i thought that when adults got money from a cash machine there woz a guy bihind da wall putting money through a hole an u got da money 4 free

orlando
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When i was little i thought the bank just gave u checks and that repced money. U got everything fro free, nobody would get ur money.

confuzzled
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I always thought that you could take as much money as you wanted out of the ATM machienes, and when you ran out of money, you could just go and get some more. It never occured to me that that money was ours.

Anon
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When I was little I used to believe that my mom could buy whatever she wanted just as long as she had checks...checks were just as good as money and you didnt need the actual money, just checks. It is still a common joke in my family to this day!

Anon
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